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NICE guidelines on Personality Disorder.
New NICE guidelines set to improve treatment and management of people with personality disorder
Antisocial personality disorder
Antisocial personality disorder is a condition that affects a person’s thoughts, emotions and behaviour in a way that is disruptive to, and may be harmful to, other people. People with ASPD exhibit traits of impulsivity, anger and associated behaviours including irresponsible, recklessness and deceitfulness. They have often grown up in fractured families in which parental conflict is typical and parenting is harsh and inconsistent. Many people with antisocial personality disorder have a criminal conviction and are imprisoned or die prematurely as a result of reckless behaviour.
Borderline personality disorder
Borderline personality disorder is a condition that affects a person’s thoughts, emotions and behaviour. Symptoms include having emotions that are up and down, with feelings of emptiness and often anger, difficulty in making and maintaining relationships, having an unstable sense of identity and harming yourself or thinking about harming yourself (for example, cutting yourself or overdosing). People with borderline personality disorder come from many different backgrounds, but most will have suffered some kind of trauma or neglect as children.
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