NHS and NICE Guidelines for Treatment of BPD
While DBT is widely recognised as the gold standard of care for people living with BPD, it isn’t a standard treatment in the UK. There aren’t enough mental health professionals who are trained in DBT, and they are spread out thinly across the country. This means, in many areas, DBT is either not available or difficult to access.
This course was designed with that in mind, to give you an overview of the treatment and provide you with some healthy coping mechanisms and skills you can use day to day while you wait to access professional DBT.
In the UK there are two distinct sets of guidance for the treatment of BPD and that is the NHS and NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) clinical guidelines. The NHS information is a guide to varying treatments and how they might help, whereas the NICE guidelines are meant for clinicians to follow when treating BPD. The NICE guidelines also include guidance for medications that should be offered in the treatment of BPD.
You can see the full guidance here: