Managing Borderline Personality Disorder: New Insights
Researchers are gaining new insights into how best to manage patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). These include investigating electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in depressed patients with or without BPD, and whether antipsychotics are effective in BPD patients. The new research was presented here at the American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2019 annual meeting.
@prachi A psychodynamic treatment such as transference-focused psychotherapy, and a cognitive behavioral approach like dialectical behavior therapy, can be useful in patients with BPD. In addition, psychiatrists commonly use medications to target individual symptoms of BPD disorder, including psychosis.