Am J Psychother 2021 Jun 17:appipsychotherapy20200046. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
Department of Clinical Psychological Science, Maastricht University, Maastrich, the Netherlands (van Bronswijk, van Dijk, Peeters); Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Maastricht University Medical Center+, Maastricht, the Netherlands (van Bronswijk); Department of Mood Disorders, PsyQ Haaglanden, the Hague, the Netherlands (van Dijk, van den Boogaard); Parnassia Psychiatric Institute, the Hague (Deen); Institute of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands (Deen); Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, the Netherlands (Ruhé); Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Radboud University, Nijmegen (Ruhé); Pro Persona Mental Healthcare, and Behavourial Science Institute, Radboud University, Nijmegen (Spijker).
Objective: The impact of personality disorder on treatment effectiveness for depression has been debated, and study results have been inconsistent. However, studies that report a negative impact of personality disorders on depression treatment outcomes are often characterized by uncontrolled treatment designs. Within such contexts, individuals with depression and personality disorders are at risk to receive suboptimal treatment. Read More