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How is borderline disorder treated?

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Long-term treatment is usually necessary for people with borderline personality disorder. Treatment mainly involves specific forms of psychotherapy aimed at helping people manage impulses, feelings of distress or anger, and emotional oversensitivities to interactions with other people. Medications are also sometimes used to help with these symptoms, although they don't always work and aren't the main focus of treatment. Sometimes, short hospital stays are also needed to manage times of crisis that involve threats to safety and well-being.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Clinical Differentiation of Bipolar II Disorder From Borderline Personality Disorder."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Bipolar Disorder,"  "Borderline Personality Disorder."

Paris, J. , January 2007. Psychiatry

PsychCentral: "Study Probes Distinctions Between Bipolar, Borderline Personality Disorder."

Zimmerman, M. , 2013. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg on June 01, 2018

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