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(p. 851) Psychological Treatments for Personality Disorders 

(p. 851) Psychological Treatments for Personality Disorders
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(p. 851) Psychological Treatments for Personality Disorders
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Paul Crits-Christoph

and Jacques P. Barber

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199342211.003.0027
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date: 28 October 2020

For the treatment of borderline personality disorder, a meta-analysis found statistically significant effects indicating a beneficial effect of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) over treatment as usual for reduction in anger, parasuicidality, and mental health. All of these effects were moderate to large. However, DBT is not uniquely effective for borderline personality disorder. Two type 1 randomized controlled trials found equal effects for versions of psychodynamic therapy. Single type 1 studies have also supported the efficacy, compared to treatment as usual, of cognitive therapy, schema therapy, and Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving (STEPPS, a therapy that combines cognitive-behavioral techniques and skills training with a systems component) as treatments for borderline personality disorder.

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