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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Borderline Personality Disorder

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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


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What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

DBT: The main recommended treatment is dialectical behavior therapy. www.dbtselfhelp.com information about all aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy. Find handouts, worksheets, lessons, and research articles. Flash cards·dbt skills list·dbt lessons·connecting skills·instant mindfulness·what is dbt. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

General not: Generally anti-psychotics are not effective, especially by themselves for bpd. There are effective psychotherapies. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Therapy: Dialectical behavioral therapy includes a focus on mindfulness and self-regulation of emotions. Other treatments include cognitive-behavioral therapy which focuses on identifying and changing the beliefs that may be distorted in this illness, and schema based therapy which focuses on changing the negative ways people view themselves which may cause an unstable self-image and relations w/ others. ...Read more

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Please describe the treatment goals for borderline personality disorder?

Symptom management: I usually focus on symptom management. Feelings of instability or intense emotionality are of primary concern. Relationship goals are closely related to the expressed symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for people with borderline personality disorder?

What is the best treatment  for people with borderline personality disorder?

DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy, or dbt, has proven highly effective for individuals with bpd. Medication to manage the moods is a great/sometimes necessary adjunct. ...Read more

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Could you possibly recover from borderline personality disorder without treatment?

Difficult to say: Some intensity and instability of emotions tend to diminish over time due to more adult responsibilities and behavior as a necessity of life. However, the general patterns often continue and remain where close relationships exist. ...Read more

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Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

Is there any reccomended medications or treatment for borderline personality disorder ?

DBT: Dbt, or dialetic behavioral therapy, formulated and developed by marsha linehan, pH.D. Is currently though of as being very effective. Just about the biggest goal of this kind of therapy for this kind of disorder is to maintain boundaries. ...Read more

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My wife have symptoms of borderline personality disorder.Suggest any medication for her treatment.

Personality D/O's: Since you've put "impulsive behavior" and "personality disorder" in your own profile, you and your wife will have some commonalities. The treatment for borderline pd is generally long-term insight-oriented psychotherapy. In addition, dialectical behavioral therapy to deal with painful emotions. Psychiatrists can help with medications for depression, anxiety, & psychotic episodes, as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

Borderline personality disorder is a mental health condition consisting of mood swings, ...Read more