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Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and Management

Borderline Personality Disorder: Treatment and Management

NICE Clinical Guidelines - National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (UK)

Version: 2009

PHARMACOLOGICAL AND OTHER PHYSICAL TREATMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Although the treatment of borderline personality disorder with drugs is normally considered to be adjuvant rather than primary treatment, it is surprisingly common. For example, of 112 people identified using a screening instrument as having borderline personality disorder in a national morbidity survey (personal communication from Dr Min Yang, 2007), 31 (28%) were taking antidepressants, 18 (15.5%) sedative and anxiolytic drugs, and four (4%) antipsychotics. Of these, four (13% of the total) were taking one drug only, 34 (30%) were taking two or more drugs, and four were taking five drugs simultaneously. Although this is a small study, these data suggest polypharmacy is common among this client group.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHOSOCIAL TREATMENTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER

Psychosocial interventions designed to help people with borderline personality disorder cover a wide range of approaches, all of which are ‘talking treatments’ but which differ in intensity, complexity and method (for example, brief psychoeducational approaches, once-weekly psychological therapy sessions and structured programmes of treatment). This chapter reviews brief psychological interventions, individual psychological therapies, psychological therapy programmes, arts therapies, complementary therapies and therapeutic communities. In addition, data from RCTs, where they exist, are analysed by outcome across all therapies.

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