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What are effective ways to heal from a borderline personality disorder?

Paul  Hokemeyer, PhD
Marriage & Family Therapy

The two most effective ways to treat borderline personality disorder are through psychotherapy and medication. Psychotherapy is the most effective for the long haul as it helps a person deal with their emotional reactivity and gives them tools to manage their emotions. The specific modality that I recommend in this regard is called dialectal behavioral therapy. In addition, medications can be prescribed to help a person manage their impulsivity, intense mood swings and paralyzing emotions.

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