Adolescent personality disorders in adolescent medicine.
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Both BPD and ASPD are disorders whose complex presentations pose numerous clinical challenges to all health care professionals. However, early careful diagnosis and management can diminish the long-term morbidity of these illnesses and offer the hope of a better outcome. As data emerge regarding the long-term prognosis and effective treatment of PDs, clinicians are cautioned to avoid the traditional teaching that the dysfunctional patterns will necessarily continue into adulthood.
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