Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is There An Effective Therapy For Borderline Personality Disorder

Share
1

1
Is there an effective therapy for borderline personality disorder?

Is there an effective therapy for borderline personality disorder?

Yes: Dailectic behavior therapy has been used successfully with borderline patients to decrease self harming behaviors, but a long term relationship with a therapist is what it takes to overcome this problem. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Andrew Berry
347 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Why is there no effective treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

Why is there no effective treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

Rx must to be wanted: The DX of antisocial personality disorder is a pattern of behavior that is related to violaqting the rights of others -it is seldom dystonic-or undesired by the individual, usually others are bothered by the individuals behavior, not the individual themselves. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
Is there a treatment for narcissitic personality disorders?

Yes: Personality disorders start in early adulthood and are often hard to treat. There are no fda approved medications. There are numerous skilled therapists who are adept at various psychotherapeutic techniques that can help you realize how your behaviors impact you and those around you. Through self reflection, some of the behaviors can be changed. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
8 doctors agreed:
4

4
Which medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
8 doctors agreed:

Borderline: No medicine treats personality disorder per se. Medications are used to manage symptoms of associated disorders such as depression/anxiety/disorganized thought processes. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
5

5
Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

ECT: It can be used for clinical depression unresponsive to medications or other treatments or if cannot tolerate medications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is lithium an effective treatment for bipolar disorder?

Is lithium an effective treatment for bipolar disorder?

Yes: In fact, lithium is probably the best/most studied medication for the treatment of bipolar disorder. It is very effective in many but not all cases. It has been shown to be the most effective treatment for suicidality. It can be safe and effective, especially for bipolar i disorder or a manic episode. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

What treatment is needed for histrionic personality disorder?

Longer, usually: In general, more ingrained troubles take longer (and possibly more intensive) treatment. Cbt/schema therapy, interpersonal, and psychodynamic/analytic approaches are best known in this area. The difficulty is more a part of the person's general functioning (their 'personality') than, say, a phobia, and the therapist must gradually 'show' the patient without rupturing the working relationship. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Is there a cure for bipolar or schizophrenia disorder?

Is there a cure for bipolar or schizophrenia disorder?

Bipolar: Sadly, there is not a cure for either of these. It's much more a matter of management, which is life-long and arduous, than it is of cure, I am sorry to say. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
Is there an effective treatment for emotional masochism?

Professional help: Emotional masochism is a deeply intrapsychic issue. Seek out a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with a great deal of experience in personality disorders and intrapsychic issues. Object relations and self psychologists may have the necessary background/skills to help. It will take time, perhaps a year or more of intense therapy. ...Read more

13

13
Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

Why isn't there treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

The number one: Reason why there is little treatment available for antisocial personality disorder is that the person does not feel the need nor the desire for treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
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

See 2 more doctor answers
15

15
Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?

Is antisocial personality disorder a mental illness and is there medication for it?

Ill Personality: Antisocial personality disorder is a mental illness and, while it is difficult to treat, it is treated primarily with psychotherapy and, sometimes, with added medications. Unfortunately, people with this disorder may not want treatment or think they need it. Often individuals with antisocial personality disorder are arrested because they have little or no regard for right and wrong. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
16

16
Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this ?

Antisocial personality disorder. Is there any treatment for this ?

Tough to treat: It is hard to treat any personality disorder because it is ingrained in the person's sense of self. Usually they do not think there is anything wrong with them and do not seek treatment unless someone else forces them to. If they also avoid social interactions they will try to avoid therapists, too. If they feel any discomfort with their behavior, that is where to try to help them. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

Not that I am aware : Of. The major problem is in interpersonal relationships, so the hallmark of treatment is developing a more healthy relationship with a therapist and dialectic behavioral therapy for the self harming behaviors. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
In psychotherapy, what is the treatment for avoidant personality disorder?

See website: Any discussion of psychotherapy is naturally beyond the scope of 400 letters. I am referring you to a website that i found that gives a very good and balanced discussion of the various psychotherapies for avoidant personality disorder. I think you would find it quite helpful.Avoidant personality disorder treatment recommendations ... www.health.am/psy/more/apd_treatment_recommendations. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
What type of medication is good for treating borderline personality disorder?

The best treatment: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has the strongest track record in BPD and probably gets closest to helping with core symptoms of emotional over-reactivity. Antidepressants are often used. They are not infrequently associated with adverse reactions, however. Anticonvulsants. omega-3 fatty acids and atypical antipsychotics may help, as described here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24174895 ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
375 doctors shared insights

Borderline Personality Disorder (Definition)

A severe personality disorder, characterized by a very fragile self-esteem, highly volatile interpersonal relationships, and ...Read more