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Medication

The more I have read, the more convinced I am that I have Borderline Personality Disorder. I have seen many therapists and they all believe I have a personality disorder of some kind, but they have never been able to pinpoint exactly which one.

I have been on many medications for depression. They work for awhile, but they never seem to get at the heart of the matter. Many of them just stop working after about 8 months.

To those of you who are living with BPD, what kind of medications are you on? What have you found to be helpful in your treatment?

Thank you so much.

Lisa
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Avatar universal
Hi.  Just briefly.
I have found lorazepam useful.  I generally take a low dose for a short period when I am extremely stressed and not sleeping well.

Therapy wise I found psychoanalysis the most beneficial.   I had a good therapist and was receiving 2-3 therapy sessions per week.  It sounds like a lot but it is what helped me.

You can look up the individual diagnostic criteria for each personality disorder in the dsm-iv.
1370534 tn?1279514204
Thank you for the suggestions.
Avatar universal
You're welcome.  I hope you found them useful.  Getting an accurate diagnosis can make a huge difference to treatment and prognosis/ quality of life.  Treating your symptoms should help you.

I still think therapy is the single most important thing in recovering from bpd.

dbt skills training is also helpful, to varying degrees, for those with bpd.
Avatar universal
I have BPD,and have found DBT to be very helpful. As far as meds go, I take Ativan, Abilify, Lamictal, Seroquel and Prozac.
1370534 tn?1279514204
My psychiatrist is going to put me on an anti-psychotic (a mood stabilizer) along with my anti-depressants. I'm hoping this will help to control my terrible mood swings. I always feel like I am on an emotional rollercoaster...

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