Efficacy of Transference-Focused Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
The purpose of this study is to find out whether Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is effective in the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.
Borderline personality disorder represents a sever clinical condition that affects 1-2% of the community and is characterized by a pervasive instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, as well as a marked impulsivity; up to 10% of the patients commit suicide.
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy (TFP) is one psychotherapeutic approach among five that have been manualized and evaluated in RCTs. So far, TFP has not been compared to a control condition which is a crucial step in the evaluation of the efficacy of a psychosocial intervention.
This study is an RCT that compares one year of outpatient TFP to treatment by experienced community psychotherapists for borderline personality disorder.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Borderline Personality Disorder
Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, treatment by experienced community psychotherapists
Dept. of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna
Active, not recruiting
University Hospital Muenster
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00714311
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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