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Authors: Stoffers-Winterling, Jutta
Storebø, Ole Jakob
Lieb, Klaus
Title: Pharmacotherapy for borderline personality disorder : an update of published, unpublished and ongoing studies
Online publication date: 19-May-2021
Language: english
Abstract: PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW We aim to identify the most recent evidence of randomised controlled trials evaluating continued drug treatments in people with a diagnosis of BPD, review the most recent findings, highlight trends in terms of currently ongoing studies and comment on the overall body of evidence. RECENT FINDINGS We identified seven new RCTs, plus newly available data for an older RCT. Only three of these RCTs have been published in full text, while we found study data posted at trial registry platforms for the others. SUMMARY The new findings do not support fluoxetine as a treatment option for suicide and self-harm prevention. A large effectiveness study did not detect beneficial effects of lamotrigine in routine care. The prevalent use of medications in BPD is still not reflected or supported by the current evidence. More research is needed regarding the most commonly used substances and substance classes, i.e. SSRIs, and quetiapine, but also with respect to people presenting with distinct comorbid conditions.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY
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Journal: Current psychiatry reports
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Issue date: 2020
ISSN: 1535-1645
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Publisher DOI: 10.1007/s11920-020-01164-1
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