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Standardized Approaches to Individual Psychotherapy of Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder
M. Tracie Shea
Psychiatric Services 1991; doi:
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Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University, Duncan Building, 345 Blackstone Boulevard, Providence, Rhode Island 02906 the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Providence

1991 by the American Psychiatric Association

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Recent developments in individual psychotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder indude psychodynamic, interpersonal, behavioral, and cognitive treatments. The author provides an overview of standardized treatment approaches—that is, modes of treatment that have a clear theoretical rational and specific strategies and techniques—for borderline personality disorder. Evaluations of the efficacy of these approaches are discussed. Although there is little empirically based knowledge about the effectiveness of these treatments, their adaptation for the speafic treatment of borderline personality disorder represents an important step for treatment and research in this area.

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