Group therapy can help change self-destructive behaviors. Having peers reinforce appropriate behaviors may be more successful than one-on-one counseling, because people with this condition often have difficulty with authority figures, which can prevent them from learning.
Medications can help level mood swings and treat depression or other disorders that may occur with this condition.
Borderline personality disorder has a poor outlook because people often do not comply with treatment.
- Drug abuse
- Suicide attempts
- Eating disorders
Calling Your Health Care Provider
Call your health care provider if you or your child is has symptoms of borderline personality disorder.
Review Date : 10/17/2008
Reviewed By : Linda Vorvick, MD, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine; and Timothy A. Rogge, MD, private practice in Psychiatry, Kirkland, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.