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.
Thank you for the suggestions.
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.
I have BPD,and have found DBT to be very helpful. As far as meds go, I take Ativan, Abilify, Lamictal, Seroquel and Prozac.
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...