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What meds can help with symptoms of borderline personality disorder?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree
In brief: Several
Although the primary treatment for bpd is psychotherapy, many kinds of meds can ease symptoms.
Antidepressants (esp ssris) are often used for depression & anxiety. Buspar, (buspirone) beta-blockers, antihistamines, & benzodiazepines can help anxiety. Neuroleptics can calm severe agitation. Mood stabilizers can decrease mood swings. The trick is not to overdo meds & create side effects (ie, more problems).

In brief: Several
Although the primary treatment for bpd is psychotherapy, many kinds of meds can ease symptoms.
Antidepressants (esp ssris) are often used for depression & anxiety. Buspar, (buspirone) beta-blockers, antihistamines, & benzodiazepines can help anxiety. Neuroleptics can calm severe agitation. Mood stabilizers can decrease mood swings. The trick is not to overdo meds & create side effects (ie, more problems).
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Borderline meds.
Meds. Are for symptomatic treatment, such as antidepressants for depression, anxiolytics for anxiety, antipsychotics for brief psychotic episodes or drastic mood changes, mood stabilizers for mood instability.

In brief: Borderline meds.
Meds. Are for symptomatic treatment, such as antidepressants for depression, anxiolytics for anxiety, antipsychotics for brief psychotic episodes or drastic mood changes, mood stabilizers for mood instability.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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