Common mood stabilizer ineffective for BPD

Over 90% of persons with borderline personality disorder are given psychiatric medication. Mood stabilizers are often given to reduce strong emotions and aggression, especially in inpatient psychiatric settings. A common mood stablizier and anti-seizure medication sometimes prescribed to persons with borderline personality disorder has been found to be only as effective as a placebo. 

According to a recent study, the drug lamotrigine was found ineffective in the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Lamotrigine is a mood-stabilizer and anti-seizure medication. The study found the drug had no significant impact on measures of BPS symptoms, depressive symptoms, self-harming behaviors, and social functioning.