Pharmacotherapy

Barbara J. Kocsis, Lorin M Scher

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Abstract

Pharmacological interventions are common in geriatric borderline personality disorder (BPD) and require specific attention to age- and illness-specific considerations. The authors review the current literature on pharmacological treatment of BPD, emphasizing the considerations of age and psychiatric comorbidity. For practicality, pharmacological agents are grouped according to common mechanisms of action and symptom- and syndrome-specific classifications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBorderline Personality Disorder in Older Adults: Emphasis on Care in Institutional Settings
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages99-109
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781634822305
ISBN (Print)9781634822213
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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    Kocsis, B. J., & Scher, L. M. (2015). Pharmacotherapy. In Borderline Personality Disorder in Older Adults: Emphasis on Care in Institutional Settings (pp. 99-109). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..