I have both Bi-Polar and Borderline Personality which is the new name for our condition. Just like when it used to be Manic-Depressive then it transitioned to BP and now it is transitioning to BPD. I had 3 years of cognitive behavioral therapy when I changed over to BP, it really helped A Lot! I have heard good things about
DBT , my psych doc wants me to take it but its a 9 month commitment and you can't miss any classes
and I have way to many medical issues to make a 9 month commitment to anything. One of the reasons they are starting to tack on the BPD diagnosis is for insurance, its a new diagnosis so it restarts your or his treatment plus there is a whole other class of drugs they can give out for BPD. I'm happy with my 600mg of Lithium and 50mg of Pristiq but i have a brain tumor so they can't throw pills at me
. Hope this helps, at least your son is participating in treatment which is more than i can say for my 21yr. old daughter.
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Brain Tumor 2nd, crainiotomy 2002, radiation 2007, mild scoliosis, carpal tunnel, surgical menopause, 44yrs old and on disability since 2009.