Treatments for Borderline Personality Disorder


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Treatment list for Borderline Personality Disorder: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Borderline Personality Disorder includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Treatments of Borderline Personality Disorder discussion: Treatments for BPD have improved in recent years. Group and individual psychotherapy are at least partially effective for many patients. Within the past 15 years, a new psychosocial treatment termed dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) was developed specifically to treat BPD, and this technique has looked promising in treatment studies. Pharmacological treatments are often prescribed based on specific target symptoms shown by the individual patient. Antidepressant drugs and mood stabilizers may be helpful for depressed and/or labile mood. Antipsychotic drugs may also be used when there are distortions in thinking.1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Borderline Personality Disorder: NIMH

Last revision: July 1, 2003

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