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Are there effective alternative therapies for borderline personality?

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Dr. Matt Vukin
Psychiatry
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In brief: DBT Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy is probably the most well studied non medication treatment for borderline pd.
Medications only help somewhat with the mood swings, depression, and impulsive behaviors. Marsha linehan phd actually suffers borderline pd and developed this model of therapy.

In brief: DBT Therapy

Dialectical behavioral therapy is probably the most well studied non medication treatment for borderline pd.
Medications only help somewhat with the mood swings, depression, and impulsive behaviors. Marsha linehan phd actually suffers borderline pd and developed this model of therapy.
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
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In brief: DBT is most common

Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt) is a system of therapy originally developed by marsha m. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the university of washington, to treat people with borderline personality disorder (bpd) .
[1][2] dbt combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness.

In brief: DBT is most common

Dialectical behavior therapy (dbt) is a system of therapy originally developed by marsha m. Linehan, a psychology researcher at the university of washington, to treat people with borderline personality disorder (bpd) .
[1][2] dbt combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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In brief: Treatments

Once an accurate diagnosis is made, developing a comprehensive treatment plan is important.
Typically the treatment plan will include psychotherapy strategies, medications to reduce symptom intensity, and group, peer and family support. One overarching goal is for the person with BPD to increasingly direct their care plan as they learn what works and what is counterproductive for them. Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment for individuals who live with BPD. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is the most well researched and effective treatment for BPD. DBT focuses on teaching coping skills to combat destructive urges, encourages practicing mindfulness (e.g., meditation, regulated breathing and relaxation), involves individual and group work, and is often quite successful in helping people with BPD to control their symptoms. DBT has been shown to reduce the outcome of suicide in research studies for people who live with BPD. Becoming a DBT therapist requires special training and supervision. If you are interested in DBT, be sure to understand the qualifications of the therapist in this specialized treatment. While cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and certain other psychosocial treatments are useful for some people with BPD, the majority of people with this illness will find dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to be the most useful form of psychotherapy. Medications can be an important component to the care plan, yet is important to know that there is no single medication treatment that can “cure” borderline personality disorder. Furthermore, no medication is specifically approved by the FDA for the treatment of BPD. Medications are however useful in treating specific symptoms in BPD and may support and enhance essential psychotherapy efforts

In brief: Treatments

Once an accurate diagnosis is made, developing a comprehensive treatment plan is important.
Typically the treatment plan will include psychotherapy strategies, medications to reduce symptom intensity, and group, peer and family support. One overarching goal is for the person with BPD to increasingly direct their care plan as they learn what works and what is counterproductive for them. Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment for individuals who live with BPD. Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) is the most well researched and effective treatment for BPD. DBT focuses on teaching coping skills to combat destructive urges, encourages practicing mindfulness (e.g., meditation, regulated breathing and relaxation), involves individual and group work, and is often quite successful in helping people with BPD to control their symptoms. DBT has been shown to reduce the outcome of suicide in research studies for people who live with BPD. Becoming a DBT therapist requires special training and supervision. If you are interested in DBT, be sure to understand the qualifications of the therapist in this specialized treatment. While cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), psychodynamic psychotherapy and certain other psychosocial treatments are useful for some people with BPD, the majority of people with this illness will find dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to be the most useful form of psychotherapy. Medications can be an important component to the care plan, yet is important to know that there is no single medication treatment that can “cure” borderline personality disorder. Furthermore, no medication is specifically approved by the FDA for the treatment of BPD. Medications are however useful in treating specific symptoms in BPD and may support and enhance essential psychotherapy efforts
Dr. Humberto Quintana
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Berry
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