What is the preferred medication for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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In the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are greatly preferred to the other classes of antidepressants. Benzodiazepines are contraindicated in this population because they reduce inhibitions and are therefore likely to increase impulsivity. Antipsychotic agents and opiate receptor antagonists may also be considered.


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