In the study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, articles on 13 cases with MMD and BPD reported between 1994 and 2014 were examined.
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) or, more simply, Major Depression, which is seen as comorbid (comorbid) to the condition called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), is very difficult to treat, although it is combined with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) according to recent studies. psychotherapy; It can form an effective treatment method for the mentioned conditions.
In the study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, articles on 13 cases with MMD and BPD reported between 1994 and 2014 were examined. It is stated that pharmacotherapy, phototherapy (bright light therapy), psychotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) are used as treatment methods in cases.
Borderline Personality Disorder
As a result of the analyzed data, it was determined that the use of sertraline, cytolopram or 20 mg daily fluoxetine reduced the symptoms of BPD, but fluoxetine treatment nearly decreased the symptoms of depression and this was found to be significantly associated with the change in BPD criteria. In addition, it was observed that emotional intelligence of patients who received psychotherapy in addition to SSRI treatment significantly improved over time.
Although it has been observed that ECT treatment alone is less effective in the treatment of BPD and MDD comorbidity compared to patients with MDD alone and patients have approximately lower remission rates than patients with ECT treatment, other studies indicate that ECT treatment reduces depression symptoms in comorbid patients, but this response is It is stated that it depends on the number of sessions in treatment, briefly, we can say that ECT sessions are correlated (proportional) with responses. In addition, let us state that the feeling of emptiness, emotional instability, short psychotic episodes and self-harming behavior, which are among the Borderline criteria, are correlated with MDD remissions.