In adults with borderline personality disorder how effective is antipsychotic medication compared to any other intervention, for achieving improved patient outcomes?
No definite clinical implications can be made from the available
evidence. There is, however, some evidence to suggest that
anti-psychotics, particularly second-generation anti-psychotics,
are effective in treating patients with borderline personality
disorder (BPD). The authors of a Cochrane systematic review found
that there was no evidence that any drug reduces overall BPD, but
found that different treatments were effective in different ways.
As such, they recommended that pharmacotherapeutic treatment of BPD
should be targeted at defined symptoms.
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