Psychiatr Serv 2021 Jun 9:appips202000810. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
East Blanchardstown Mental Health Service, Dublin (Tong); Department of Psychiatry, University Hospital Galway, Galway, Ireland (Costello, McCabe); School of Medicine, University College Dublin, and Liaison Psychiatry, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin (Doherty).
Objective: This study evaluated the real-world effectiveness of mentalization-based treatment by assessing the clinical status of patients before and after completing the treatment program, which was nested within a general adult community mental health service, and by comparing these patients with a treatment-as-usual group.
Methods: In this retrospective longitudinal naturalistic study, patients with a primary diagnosis of borderline personality disorder received either mentalization-based treatment (N=34) or treatment as usual (N=51). Data were collected from clinical charts and hospital databases. Read More