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Please describe the treatment goals for borderline personality disorder?

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Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Symptom management

I usually focus on symptom management.
Feelings of instability or intense emotionality are of primary concern. Relationship goals are closely related to the expressed symptoms.

In brief: Symptom management

I usually focus on symptom management.
Feelings of instability or intense emotionality are of primary concern. Relationship goals are closely related to the expressed symptoms.
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Dr. Anthony Vertino
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Find the strenghts

Search for the neurotic areas (those that make the borderline feel uncomfortable about themselves and their behavior) and help them work on those issues.
Those are their areas of strength. Other psrts of the personality are "ego syntonic" meaning they think they are ok and others are wrong about them. It is very hard to change those areas.

In brief: Find the strenghts

Search for the neurotic areas (those that make the borderline feel uncomfortable about themselves and their behavior) and help them work on those issues.
Those are their areas of strength. Other psrts of the personality are "ego syntonic" meaning they think they are ok and others are wrong about them. It is very hard to change those areas.
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

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
Dr. Andrew Berry
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