Psychopharmacologic Management of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • This paper reviews recent literature on the psychopharmacologic management of borderline personality disorder (BPD) patients and discusses an approach to drug therapy. Five randomized controlled trials have shown positive, but non-specific effects of antipsychotic drugs on the symptoms suffered by BPD patients. There were too few data on other types of drugs to draw any conclusion. We propose that BPD patients be treated on the basis of being in a state or episode of co-existing Axis I disorder.

publication date

  • June 1988