Dialectical behavior therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder and drug-dependence.

  title={Dialectical behavior therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder and drug-dependence.},
  author={M. Linehan and H. Schmidt and L. Dimeff and J. C. Craft and J. Kanter and K. Comtois},
  journal={The American journal on addictions},
  volume={8 4},
  • M. Linehan, H. Schmidt, +3 authors K. Comtois
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal on addictions
  • A randomized clinical trial was conducted to evaluate whether Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), an effective cognitive-behavioral treatment for suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), would also be effective for drug-dependent women with BPD when compared with treatment-as-usual (TAU) in the community. [...] Key Method Subjects were randomly assigned to either DBT or TAU for a year of treatment. Subjects were assessed at 4, 8, and 12 months, and at a 16-month follow-up. Subjects…Expand Abstract
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