Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) 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.
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a talking therapy that focuses on the way you interact with other people, and how your relationships with other people can affect how you feel, think and behave. During your sessions your therapist will work with you to look at the effects of things like conflicts with other people, life changes, grief and loss on your current symptoms, feelings and difficulties.
It is unclear whether interpersonal psychotherapy 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.