10. Combined Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder

  1. Donna M. Sudak M.D.

Published Online: 6 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch10

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach

How to Cite

Sudak, D. M. (2011) Combined Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder, in Combining CBT and Medication: An Evidence-Based Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118093368.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470448441

Online ISBN: 9781118093368

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Keywords:

  • cognitive behavioral therapy;
  • psychotropic medication;
  • treatment effectiveness;
  • co-morbidity;
  • psychiatric illness;
  • borderline personality disorder;
  • dialectical behavior therapy;
  • suicide;
  • co-morbidity;
  • emotional dysregulation

Summary

This chapter provides an overview of the evidence supporting the use of medication as an adjunct to treatment with dialectical behavior therapy. The evidence for using pharmacotherapy for the symptoms of borderline personality disorder is reviewed. Principles that facilitate collaborative care and the specific approach DBT takes to combined treatment are illustrated with clinical examples.