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Dialectical beha v ior therapy v ersus comprehensi v e v alidation therapy plus 12-step for the treatment of opioid dependent women meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder

  title={Dialectical beha v ior therapy v ersus comprehensi v e v alidation therapy plus 12-step for the treatment of opioid dependent women meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder},
  author={Marsha M. Linehan and Linda A Dimeff and Sarah K. Reynolds and Katherine Anne Comtois and Stacy Shaw Welch and Patrick J. Heagerty and Daniel R. Ki and lahan},
We conducted a randomized controlled trial to evaluate whether dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a treatment that synthesizes behavioral change with radical acceptance strategies, would be more effective for heroin-dependent women with borderline personality disorder (N /23) than Comprehensive Validation Therapy with 12-Step (CVT /12S), a manualized approach that provided the major acceptance-based strategies used in DBT in combination with participation in 12-Step programs. In addition to… 

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