Family Connections versus optimised treatment-as-usual for family members of individuals with borderline personality disorder: non-randomised controlled study

Authors: Flynn, D; Kells, M; Joyce, M; Corcoran, P; Herley, S; Suarez, C; Cotter, P; Hurley, J; Weihrauch, M. &  Groeger, J.

Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation. 2017 Aug 30;4(1):18

Abstract Background Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is challenging for family members who are often required to fulfil multiple roles such as those of advocate, caregiver, coach and guardian….

This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of FC with an optimised treatment-as-usual (OTAU) programme for family members of individuals with BPD. A secondary aim was to introduce a long term follow-up to investigate if positive gains from the intervention would be maintained following programme completion.

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