Once thought to be challenging to treat successfully, borderline personality disorder (BPD) can now be treated effectively with psychotherapy.

Many people with BPD improve over time. Most people with BPD who receive therapy can experience significant and long-lasting periods without BPD symptoms and are able to live meaningful and productive lives.

Psychotherapy is the cornerstone of treatment. It is also known as “talk therapy” and involves sessions between an individual and a therapist. Some people may also need medications. While there is no specific medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for BPD, some people with the disorder benefit from medications used to treat symptoms such as anxiety, depression, or aggression.

Treatment for you or your loved one with BPD will be customized to individual needs to enhance improvement and recovery.