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Review: psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy are effective in the treatment of personality disorders

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Q Are psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behaviour therapy effective treatments for people with personality disorders?


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Systematic review with meta-analysis.

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MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Current Contents between 1974 and 2001.

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Eligible studies diagnosed personality disorders using standardised methods, assessed outcomes using reliable validated instruments, and presented data in a way that permitted calculation of within-group effect sizes or assessment of recovery rates. Details of data extraction were not reported. Longest post-treatment follow up was used to assess long term outcomes. Within-group effect sizes were calculated using Cohen’s d. In addition to overall effect sizes, individual effect sizes were calculated for measures that were more specific to personality disorders. Effect sizes were calculated …

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