Volume 27, Issue 3 p. 250-252
Commentary

Commentary: Against the widespread use of other types of PD diagnosis – a commentary on the May 2022 debate (should CAMH professionals be diagnosing personality disorder in adolescence?)

M. Elena Garralda

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M. Elena Garralda

Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

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M. Elena Garralda, Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Campus, 2nd floor Commonwealth Building, Du Cane Road, London W12 0NN, UK.

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First published: 26 July 2022
Citations: 1

Read the full article at doi: 10.1111/camh.12511

Read the Response to this article at doi: 10.1111/camh.12583

Read the Response to this article at doi: 10.1111/camh.12585

Abstract

Recent debate papers in Child and Adolescent Mental Health (Debate CAMH, May 2022) advocate a more widespread and appropriate use by CAMH clinicians of borderline personality disorder diagnoses. This paper makes the case against the widespread use of other types of PD diagnosis in children and young people. Nevertheless, it would be of interest to establish to what extent adult PDs have their roots in early neurodevelopmental anomalies, and ascertainment of personality traits can help clarify children's response to environmental or traumatic stresses in those presenting with problems such as at the interface between physical and mental health.