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Table 4 Rates of psychotropic drug classes in BPD (2008–2012)

From: Pharmacotherapy of borderline personality disorder: what has changed over two decades? A retrospective evaluation of clinical practice

 admission N = 58discharge N = 82Fisher’s exact (p value)
antipsychotics34.5460.1639
antidepressants50.667.80.0305
hypnotics / sedatives29.924.10.4949
mood stabilizers10.39.21.0000
withdrawal medication13.835.60.0014
Overall6794< 0.0001
  1. Rates in %; N number of patients receiving psychotropic drugs; reference is number of all included patients (87). Bonferroni correction (p < 0.008). Significant p-values are highlighted in bold