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Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds Cecilia

Posted by Dinah on October 25, 2001, at 8:11:28

In reply to Re: Borderline Personality Disorder Meds, posted by Cecilia on October 25, 2001, at 3:23:54

> Right, but at least they usually use the DSM criteria in diagnosing those disorders, whereas doctors use the borderline label to justify their failure to successfully treat a patient whether they meet the diagnostic criteria or not.

I think it might depend on the doctor. The latest things I have read about borderline personality disorder are pretty compassionate. They seem to think of it as a biological tendency to be emotionally reactive, and a group of coping defenses that were put in place to deal with that tendency, but end up being maladaptive. I would guess that as more evidence backs up to show that medications and training to replace maladaptive coping skills with more effective ones are effective in treating borderline cases, that the diagnosis will become less charged.
As always, it is important to find an enlightened and knowledgeable doctor.




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