Dialectical behaviour therapy for women with borderline personality disorder

  title={Dialectical behaviour therapy for women with borderline personality disorder},
  author={Roel Verheul and Louisa M. C. van den Bosch and Maarten W. J. Koeter and Maria A J de Ridder and Theo Stijnen and Wim van den Brink},
  journal={British Journal of Psychiatry},
  pages={135 - 140}
Background Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) is widely considered to be a promising treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, the evidence for its efficacy published thus far should be regarded as preliminary. Aims To compare the effectiveness of DBT with treatment as usual for patients with BPD and to examine the impact of baseline severity on effectiveness. Method Fifty-eight women with BPD were randomly assigned to either 12 months of DBT or usual treatment in a… 

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