Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders in a Natural Setting: A Pilot Study over Two Years of Treatment.

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Title
Psychotherapy for Personality Disorders in a Natural Setting: A Pilot Study over Two Years of Treatment.
Journal
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Author(s)
Kolly S., Kramer U., Maillard P., Charbon P., Droz J., Frésard E., Berney S., Despland J.N.
ISSN
1539-736X (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0022-3018
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2015
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
203
Number
9
Pages
735-738
Language
english
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Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
Long-term assessment of the effects of psychotherapy for personality disorders (PDs) in a natural environment is an important task. Such research contributes to enlarge the practice-based evidence, embedded in broad collaborations between clinicians and researchers in psychotherapy for PDs. The present pilot study used rigorous assessment procedures and incorporated feedback loops of outcome information to the therapists in demonstrating the effects of psychotherapy for PD in a natural setting. The number of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), criteria for any PD was the primary outcome (along with psychological distress, depression, impulsiveness, and quality of life as secondary measures), assessed at intake, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months of psychotherapy for N = 13 patients with PD. Data were analyzed using hierarchical linear modeling. Results demonstrated a large pre-post effect (d = 2.22) for the observer-rated measure (primary outcome), and small to medium effects for the secondary outcomes; these results were corroborated by a steady decrease of symptoms over all five time points, which was significant for several outcomes. These results add a piece to the literature by demonstrating the effects of long-term psychotherapy for PDs in increasingly diverse contexts and suggest that practice-oriented research can be carried out in a collaborative and systematic manner.
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