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Medications for Borderline Personality Disorder

Most authorities in the world of borderline personality disorder (BPD) say that psychotherapy is the mainstay of treatment and that medications should only be used adjunctively to treat symptoms as they arise. Nevertheless, medications are used relatively frequently for this disorder. The Journal of Affective Disorders recently published a useful review of studies looking at the role of medications in treating borderline personality disorder (Abraham PF and Calabrese JR, J Aff Disord 2008, early online access). We’ve organized the information by medication class, and, in some cases, provide references to the original studies.

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