What treatment options are available?

Mental health professionals can recommend long-term treatment for BPII. The goals of long-term treatment are to:

  • keep the person well
  • prevent “cycles”
  • reduce the impact of “cycles”, to improve quality of life.

There are many available treatment options to prevent relapse in BPII.

For most people, medication is the main treatment. Psychological treatment is then an add-on to medication (also called an adjunct/ adjunctive treatment). Psychological treatment is not meant to replace medication.

There are different types of medication and psychological treatments to choose from depending on your situation. Each treatment option has its own possible benefits, side effects and risks.

Your decisions about medication and psychological treatments are not “final”. You will also be checking in with your clinician about how treatment is working and revisit your decisions a number of times.