In Brief: Victories over borderline personality disorder

In Brief

Victories over borderline personality disorder

Published: September, 2007

Success in the care and treatment of borderline personality disorder is likely, according to two studies published in the American Journal of Psychiatry in the spring of 2007. One study finds that several kinds of psychotherapy are effective treatments for the disorder; the other concludes that over a longer period, people often recover from it anyway.

In the psychotherapy trial, 62 patients were divided into three groups and randomly assigned for a year to transference-focused therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, or supportive therapy.

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