The Psychoanalytic-Interactional Method (PiM) for Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Author(s): Annette Streeck-Fischer*, Charline Logé, Simone Salzer.

Journal Name: Adolescent Psychiatry

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Background: Diagnosing borderline personality disorder in adolescence is controversial. Early and appropriate treatment for adolescents showing traits of borderline personality disorder is urgently needed.

Objective: However, while some studies on the effectiveness and efficacy of psychodynamic therapy in adults with borderline personality disorder exist, research on adolescents is scarce.

Methods: In a randomized controlled trial in an inpatient setting, we demonstrated the effectiveness of the psychoanalytic-interactional method (PiM) in adolescents diagnosed with borderline personality disorder or structural deficits (Salzer et al., 2013; Salzer et al., 2014).

Results: PiM is a useful method in both inpatient and outpatient treatment and fits the specific requirements of adolescent treatment.

Keywords: borderline personality disorder, adolescents, psychoanalytic-interactional method, psychodynamic psychotherapy, effectiveness

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DOI: 10.2174/2210676610666200327164953
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