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Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

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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Is electroconvulsive therapy an effective treatment for dysthymic disorder?

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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

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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

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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

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What is the therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

What is the  therapy treatment for schizoaffective disorder?

Medications: Schizoaffective disorder can be hard to treat. Typically, antipsychotic medicatoins are needed to help with the psychosis, and then antidepressants or mood stabilizers or both may be needed to help with the disturbance in mood. Over time, the specific symptoms may change, and sometimes one class of drugs makes other symptoms worse. ...Read more

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What is an effective treatment for hppd- hallucinagen persisting perceptual disorder?

What is an effective treatment for hppd- hallucinagen  persisting perceptual disorder?

I agree with my: Colleagues answer, but be carefully with keppra (levetiracetam). I was given it to prevent seizures and it made me hallucinate horrible things and threw me into a deep black hole suicidal depression. I don't know that i would want to give it to someone who is already hallucinating. Those were the three worst days of my life. ...Read more

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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

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What is the treatment for antisocial personality disorder?

See an expert: A lot of things *look like* antisocial personality disorder from the outside. An expert evaluation is in order. If the person truly has a psychopathic personality, they have little incentive to change. External structure and monitoring may be the only answer. If the antisocial behavior is caused by something else, psychotherapy may potentially accomplish a great deal. ...Read more

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What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

What treatments can I recieve for mood disorders, anxiety disorder, conduct disorder, psychotic disorder?

Psychiatric eval: Psychiatric evaluation would be the first thing you need here, to determine the most likely diagnosis that could explain your symptoms. There are various medications that help mood disorders, psychosis, and anxiety; psychotherapies are important treatments in all of those and in conduct disorder. You can receive comprehensive treatment once we understand what's wrong & what's needed. ...Read more

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How can treatment for depression differ from treatment for borderline personality disorder?

Time and Focus: The first thing to understand is that episodes of depression can-and do-happen in the course of treating bpd. Also many of the symptoms of the two disorders are similar, so at times both the meds and therapy that would be appropriate are likely to look identical. But, in very general terms, bpd depends more heavily on long-term therapy--building a positive sense of self and capacity for trust. ...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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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

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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

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What's the prognosis for avoidant personality disorder?

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What's the prognosis for avoidant personality disorder?

Hard to say: Personality disorders don't happen just in days. It would take a while for someone with personality disorder to learn different ways of seeing this world and respond differently. However, if the person recognizes his/her struggle and is longing for some positive changes in his/her life, I am still opmistic. ...Read more

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In psychiatry, beside the psychotherapy, how different is the treatment for borderline personality disorder and bipolar affective disorder?

In psychiatry, beside the psychotherapy, how different is the treatment for borderline personality disorder and bipolar affective disorder?

Medications: Medications usually have a greater role in bipolar disorder, although some of the same medications (including antidepressants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers) can be helpful to stabilize symptoms of borderline personality disorder, although frequently at lower doses. ...Read more

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How can cognitive behavioral therapy cure affection bipolar disorder?

How can cognitive behavioral therapy cure affection bipolar disorder?

It can't : CBT is the treatment of choice for several conditions ( like complex PTSD ) and a terrific adjunctive therapy for those with many types of bipolar disease. The key to treatment of bipolar disorders is mood stabilization which often requires medications . The exception that comes to mind is seasonal affective disorder which responds to light therapy ( along with CBT ) ...Read more

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How effective is aversion therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

How effective is aversion therapy for treating obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Not effective: Aversion therapy (positive punishment) is not appropriate for OCD. Exposure+Response Prevention and Cognitive Therapy work best. E+RP is a structured program of confronting the feared situation or thought without using the compulsive behavior to escape from it. CT challenges faulty thinking associated with OCD. Effective treatment with either approach takes a very skilled therapist ...Read more

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What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

What medication for schizoaffective disorder?

Individual: Everyone is different and there are many different medications. Consultation with the psychiatrist is important! ...Read more

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Where can I get therapy for a vestibular or inner ear disorder?

Where can I get therapy for a vestibular or inner ear disorder?

Physical therapist: Typically, therapy for the management of a chronic vestibular or inner ear disorder is performed by a physical therapist after an initial evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more