[Pathologic personality, temperament and treatment].Encephale. 1995 Mar; 21 Spec No 2:47-9.E
The relationships between affective disorders and personality disorders remain controversial. The inefficacy of therapeutics in depressed subjects with a personality disorder is often due to an inadequate therapeutic. A few clinical arguments and experimental data corroborate the hypothesis of a commun substratum for affective disorders and personality disorders. A few studies demonstrate an efficacy in specific cases of lithium, neuroleptics and antidepressants (particularly MAOI) in borderline subjects with an affective disorder. We may too use pragmatic psychotherapies targeted on specific problems of each patient.