Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) and borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Emerging evidence – there isn’t much evidence on this treatment option yet, but the research that has been carried out suggests that it could be helpful.
Cognitive analytic therapy (CAT) is a psychological therapy that brings together ideas from many different therapies. CAT aims to help people notice when they have unhelpful patterns in their relationships or behaviour and looks at how to change these.
There is only a small amount of evidence, but what there is shows that CAT can help with BPD.
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.