Depression and borderline personality disorder

Darryl L Lacey
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): . || doi: 10.5694/mja12.11591
Published online: 10 December 2012

To the Editor: Beatson and Rao’s article1 appeared in the MJA Open supplement subtitled “A guide to management in primary care”. Despite acknowledging that it “can be difficult to distinguish between [borderline personality disorder] and [major depressive disorder]”, the authors offer no specific guidance for general practitioners on how to do this.

  • Darryl L Lacey

  • Cockburn Medical Centre, Perth, WA.


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