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DBT in Borderline Personality Disorder

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00252031
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2005 by Bronx VA Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : November 11, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 21, 2005
Information provided by:
Bronx VA Medical Center

Brief Summary:
Subjects will receive a 6-month course of DBT, consisting of one 90-minute group and one 60-minute individual session per week as well as telephone availability of the individual therapist.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Borderline Personality Disorder Behavioral: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measures of parasuicidal behavior, suicidal ideation, mood and emotion, dissociation and health care utilization at baseline, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Measures of cognitive processing at baseline and 6 months

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria: Is a male or female between 18 and 60 who meets criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder and has had at least 2 prior instances of suicidal or parasuicidal behavior. Either is off psychotropic drugs or is on a stable medication regimen. (During the study, psychotropic medications will be prescribed by a psychiatrist in the Mood and Personality Disorders Group.)

Exclusion Criteria: Meets criteria for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Retardation or current or recent Substance Dependence. Subjects also should not currently be in individual psychotherapy. (Case management and work therapy programs are allowed.)

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00252031

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Contact: Emily Hart 212-241-0441

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United States, New York
Bronx VA Medical Center Recruiting
Bronx, New York, United States, 10468
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bronx VA Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Marianne Goodman, MD Bronx VA Medical Center/Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00252031    
Other Study ID Numbers: 3277-02-0002
First Posted: November 11, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 21, 2005
Last Verified: November 2005
Keywords provided by Bronx VA Medical Center:
Borderline Personality Disorder
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Personality Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Pathologic Processes
Mental Disorders