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Schema-focused therapy appears effective for BPD treatment

Nearly half of the participants in a Netherlands-based study testing schema-focused therapy's effectiveness for borderline personality disorder (BPD) showed so few symptoms that they were evaluated as recovered after completing three years of treatment, according to a recent study in the Archives of General Psychiatry (Vol. 63, No. 6, pages 649–658).

And one year after the therapy ended, 70 percent of the schema therapy patients had achieved "clinically significant and relevant improvement" in symptom reduction-working, attending school, thinking less frequently about suicide and more successfully regulating their emotions.

This article briefly discusses the study


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