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I was once diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and haven't been on medication for some years now. I feel as if it may be getting worse is that possible?

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Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Borderline PD

Can wax and wane over a lifetime, but responds well to therapy, and oftentimes meds can help with some of the symptoms, depending upon the individual.
If you feel as though you’re having more trouble, please have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist. You can receive the appropriate treatment and referrals that way. Good luck!

In brief: Borderline PD

Can wax and wane over a lifetime, but responds well to therapy, and oftentimes meds can help with some of the symptoms, depending upon the individual.
If you feel as though you’re having more trouble, please have an evaluation with a psychiatrist or psychologist. You can receive the appropriate treatment and referrals that way. Good luck!
Dr. Michelle King
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Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Variable

Borderline personality disorder tends to be variable over time.
It usually needs both medication and psychotherapy -- and these tend to work well.

In brief: Variable

Borderline personality disorder tends to be variable over time.
It usually needs both medication and psychotherapy -- and these tend to work well.
Dr. Matthew Smith
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Dr. Oleksandr Osipchuk
I agree. As a matter of fact specifically design psychotherapy for treatment BPD - dialectical behavioral therapy is most suitable and most effective. Merry Christmas.
Dr. Susan Duenke
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Borderline Personality tends to improve slowly over time.
...although there is not a definitive course for it. It is possible that other symptoms of depression/anxiety could be exacerbating the symptoms of BPD. You should be evaluated by a knowledgable professional.

In brief: Probably not

Borderline Personality tends to improve slowly over time.
...although there is not a definitive course for it. It is possible that other symptoms of depression/anxiety could be exacerbating the symptoms of BPD. You should be evaluated by a knowledgable professional.
Dr. Susan Duenke
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Life is complicated

The best treatment for Borderline Personality is psychotherapy sometimes with medication.
Your personality disorder does not necessarily get worst but you may be having more emotional and psychological conflicts. I would suggest that psychotherapy be part of your treatment.

In brief: Life is complicated

The best treatment for Borderline Personality is psychotherapy sometimes with medication.
Your personality disorder does not necessarily get worst but you may be having more emotional and psychological conflicts. I would suggest that psychotherapy be part of your treatment.
Dr. Michael Blumenfield
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Dr. Austina Cho
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See a therapist

There are no medications that can effectively treat borderline personality disorder, if that is what you truly have.
You should have another, current evaluation for your symptoms. Meds can help w/ some of the mood instability, anger and transient paranoia assoc. w/ BPD, but psychotherapy is the best tx such as dialectical behavioral therapy. It incorporates mindfulness and affect regulation.

In brief: See a therapist

There are no medications that can effectively treat borderline personality disorder, if that is what you truly have.
You should have another, current evaluation for your symptoms. Meds can help w/ some of the mood instability, anger and transient paranoia assoc. w/ BPD, but psychotherapy is the best tx such as dialectical behavioral therapy. It incorporates mindfulness and affect regulation.
Dr. Austina Cho
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Dr. Beverly Dexter
Clinical Psychology

In brief: BPD and meds

Medication will not make a PD go away, but may help to manage some symptoms.
Most BPD diagnoses are with people who have some significant abuse or trauma history. The longer term resolution comes from effective therapy. Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and EMDR on trauma history. Recommend you talk an experienced therapist as well as your prescribing doc. If meds helped before they may help again

In brief: BPD and meds

Medication will not make a PD go away, but may help to manage some symptoms.
Most BPD diagnoses are with people who have some significant abuse or trauma history. The longer term resolution comes from effective therapy. Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and EMDR on trauma history. Recommend you talk an experienced therapist as well as your prescribing doc. If meds helped before they may help again
Dr. Beverly Dexter
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Dr. Amrit Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes

it is very variable.
should verify with a Psychiatrist. if verified then get some t/t with medicine and or psychotherapy.

In brief: Yes

it is very variable.
should verify with a Psychiatrist. if verified then get some t/t with medicine and or psychotherapy.
Dr. Amrit Singh
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