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What techniques do professionals use when working with someone who suffers from a borderline personality disorder?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple therapies
People w/borderline pd benefit most from combined approaches.
First, individual psychotherapy with someone skilled in object relations work, along with dialectical behavioral skills groups. The latter helps deal with intense affect, gaining skills and tools. Object relations-based psychotherapy provides insight into interpersonal difficulties, allowing change. Medications at times too.

In brief: Multiple therapies
People w/borderline pd benefit most from combined approaches.
First, individual psychotherapy with someone skilled in object relations work, along with dialectical behavioral skills groups. The latter helps deal with intense affect, gaining skills and tools. Object relations-based psychotherapy provides insight into interpersonal difficulties, allowing change. Medications at times too.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. David Hunter
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: There are many
One of the more popular therapies is dialectical behavior therapy where patients are urged to use their "wise mind" to slow down and not make snap judgments about people or situations.
These therapies teach patients through self reflection to see the world in less hostile terms. More functional behavior patterns can be learned.

In brief: There are many
One of the more popular therapies is dialectical behavior therapy where patients are urged to use their "wise mind" to slow down and not make snap judgments about people or situations.
These therapies teach patients through self reflection to see the world in less hostile terms. More functional behavior patterns can be learned.
Dr. David Hunter
Dr. David Hunter
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Borderline
Most effective therapeutic technique is dialectical behavior therapy.

In brief: Borderline
Most effective therapeutic technique is dialectical behavior therapy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Counseling
Counseling (dbt) and medications are used to help individuals with borderline personality disorder.

In brief: Counseling
Counseling (dbt) and medications are used to help individuals with borderline personality disorder.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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