NICE guidance on bipolar and antisocial personality disorders

NICE has issued guidelines for bipolar and antisocial personality disorders, in an attempt to improve diagnosis and awareness of the disorders.

The guidelines recommend that GPs refer patients to community mental health services for psychological therapies.

Dr Tim Kendall, director of the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health, said: ‘Approximately two million people in the UK have personality disorders, with antisocial and borderline disorders being the most common.

‘We have largely ignored this problem or have been too dependent on drug treatments that don’t work.’

sanjay.tanday@haymarket.com

  • Read the next edition of GP dated 6 February for the full story

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