Is there an effective therapy for borderline personality disorder?

Yes. Dailectic behavior therapy has been used successfully with borderline patients to decrease self harming behaviors, but a long term relationship with a therapist is what it takes to overcome this problem.
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.

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Are anti psychotics an effective treatment for borderline personality disorder?

General not. Generally anti-psychotics are not effective, especially by themselves for bpd. There are effective psychotherapies. Read more...
Not by themselves. People with borderline pd can have brief psychotic episodes, and antipsychotic medications may help during these times. Insight-oriented psychotherapy, often combined with dialectical behavioral therapy, is usually the most helpful treatment long-term. Medications can offer symptomatic support with psychotherapy as the main and ongoing treatment. Read more...

Are there good alternative therapies for borderline personality disorder?

I don't know. First, alternative to what? Many drugs have been found to be effective but none has stood the test of time. Part of the problem may be that "borderline personality disorder" is heterogeneous. Psychotherapies have helped, especially a form of behavioral therapy. Read more...
Not that I am aware . Of. The major problem is in interpersonal relationships, so the hallmark of treatment is developing a more healthy relationship with a therapist and dialectic behavioral therapy for the self harming behaviors. Read more...
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. Read more...

What other treatment options is there for borderline personality disorder besides behavioral therapy?

DBT. The main recommended treatment is dialectical behavior therapy. www.dbtselfhelp.com information about all aspects of dialectical behaviour therapy. Find handouts, worksheets, lessons, and research articles. Flash cards·dbt skills list·dbt lessons·connecting skills·instant mindfulness·what is dbt. Best wishes. Read more...
Psychodynamic . Psychodynamic psychotherapy, especially a form of it called "transference focused therapy" which was developed specifically to treat borderline personality (and shown to be effective in research studies). It is "talk therapy, " twice per week. You can googgle it and find out what is available near you. Read more...
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. Read more...

Can a person go into"remission" with borderline personality disorder without therapy and/or meds?

One does not go into. Remission when one has a "borderline personality disorder". One can improve tremendously , especially with good therapy, and there are no medication, really, to treat this disorder. One can take medication to control anger outbursts, feeling depressed or anxious but the improvements of the character traits come out of doing "the work" on oneself. Read more...
It depends. It depends on the stresses on the person, and the sources of stability s/he has. Many people with bpd are fine with their work, but have more difficulty in intimate romantic relationships. When relied-upon sources of support change or leave, the bpd person may experience a lot of turmoil and need help. Some become suicidal or do other self-injurious behaviors. Therapy is still the best treatment. Read more...

I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder this week and will be starting therapy next week. Should I get a MRI?

MRI. I wouldn't recommend an MRI unless there is a specific indication (outside of the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder). Take care. Read more...
BPD. Good for you to start therapy. There is no reason at this time to get an MRI (of the brain?) if you mean in connection with BPD. However, talk about why you'd like an MRI in therapy. Also, let your primary doctor know if you have any physical symptoms that would justify an MRI. Best wishes. Read more...

Can you please tell me about some great therapy techniques for bipolar and borderline personality disorder?

Dialectic beh ther. Hello, a good type of therapy for borderline personality disorder is called "dialectical behavior therapy." it teaches the patient to use mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness to deal with the negative effects of having the disorder. Medication can help with bipolar disorder. Consult with a psychiatrist. Read more...