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Treatment of Personality Disorders in Adults with or without Comorbid Mental Health Conditions: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: February 22, 2018
Project Number: RB1199-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding the treatment and management of adults with personality disorders who may or may not have comorbid mental health conditions?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines associated with the treatment and management of adults with personality disorders who may or may not have comorbid mental health conditions?

Key Message

Three systematic reviews and 14 randomized controlled trials were identified examining the clinical evidence regarding the treatment and management of adults with personality disorders using psychotherapeutic methods. Three of the RCTs included patients with comorbid depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.