Mentalization-based treatment for borderline personality disorder

Published: April, 2009

A small, long-term study concludes that this therapy is effective.

Borderline personality disorder is one of the most challenging psychiatric disorders to treat. It affects about 2% of people in the general population, but roughly 20% of hospitalized psychiatric patients. The disorder consists of three major components: an unstable sense of self, impulsive thoughts and behaviors, and sudden shifts in mood.

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