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Best Treatments For Borderline Personality Disorder

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Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is very difficult to live with. Those with this Borderline Personality Disorder have difficulties managing strong emotions and forming healthy relationships with those closest to them, such as significant others and family. Borderline Personality Disorder is a relational problem, and at its core are abandonment issues.

There are many excellent treatments for treating Borderline Personality Disorder. The most common treatment modalities include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and medications. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy focuses on teaching people how to better manage their thoughts and feelings. It is often done in group settings with a trained professional. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works at replacing negative thoughts and behaviors associated with Borderline Personality Disorder. Medications target the symptoms accompanying Borderline Personality Disorder, which are often Depression and Anxiety. Medications are rarely, if ever, used exclusively for treating Borderline Personality Disorder and therapy is more effective for actually teaching people more effective ways of tackling the disorder. Any combination of these therapies is excellent for treating the disorder effectively.

Another way to get support for dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder is to look for support groups in your area. You can find Borderline Personality Disorder support groups by checking with your therapist or by looking online/search through. Support groups are great in that those people with Borderline Personality Disorder can form relationships with others who have similar issues and learn to work through them together.

For extreme cases, hospitalization is advised. Severe depression could drive a person with borderline personality disorder to commit suicide and succeed at it. To prevent this, constant supervision and immediate medical treatment is required ASAP. Hospitals and psychiatric institutions have the necessary facilities to secure individual safe and healthy. These establishments also have adequate amounts of staff that could observe and attend to the needs of the patients, in a manner that would be most therapeutic and curable for them.

Dialectical behavior therapy can be used to treating personality disorders. It is a type of psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral techniques with mindful and sustainable awareness. Cognitive therapy focuses on thoughts and beliefs along with actions. It is the first therapy that has shown to be effective to treat Borderline Personality Disorder.
Using dialectical behavior therapy to treat patients with Borderline Personality Disorder involves helping the patient to develop skills for regulating emotions and also reducing the symptoms of borderline personality disorder. There are several components of the treatment. Supervision by therapists to provide support to the patient with Borderline Personality Disorder, individual therapy to help the patient realize the reasons for treatment, training to increase their capabilities, and to learn new skills in ways of coping with their feelings and emotions. Patients learn to assert their needs, how to handle upsetting factors that occur, manage relationships, and in general learning overall to observe and participate in life without labeling things “good” or “bad.

In conjunction with psychotherapy and hospitalization, medication is given to control the destructive symptoms of borderline personality disorder and improve the person’s state of health. Low doses of antipsychotic drugs are given to people with borderline personality disorder during brief psychotic scenes. Antidepressants and anxiolytics are also prescribed for treating specific emotional states.

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