BPD have improved in recent years. Group and individual psychotherapy
are at least partially effective for many patients. Within the
past 15 years, a new psychosocial treatment termed dialectical
behavior therapy (DBT) was developed specifically to treat BPD,
and this technique has looked promising in treatment studies.
Pharmacological treatments are often prescribed based on specific
target symptoms shown by the individual patient. Antidepressant
drugs and mood stabilizers may be helpful for depressed and/or
labile mood. Antipsychotic drugs may also be used when there
are distortions in thinking.