Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Insufficient evidence – there either hasn’t been any research on this treatment option or there is a small amount of evidence with unclear conclusions.
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy which focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes can affect your feelings and behaviour. CBT aims to help you cope with problems by changing the way you think about them. CBT usually involves sessions lasting 30 to 90 minutes over 9 to 36 months. You might also get homework assignments to work on between sessions.
It is unclear whether CBT can help with BPD, although many of the therapies that have been found to work use some of the ideas and techniques from CBT.
Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.