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Psychotherapies Effective for BPD, But Effects are Small, Study Says

Some psychotherapies are effective for alleviating some symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and related problems, but effects are small, and studies are plagued by methodological problems, according to a meta-analysis published yesterday in JAMA Psychiatry.The study found that dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and psychodynamic approaches to treating people with BPD demonstrated efficacy for borderline-relevant symptoms such as self-harm, suicide, health service use, and general psychopathology.Researchers from several international institutions searched PubMed, PsycINFO, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials using the terms “borderline personality” and "randomized trial.”...


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Published By: Psychiatric News - Thursday, 2 March, 2017

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