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A systematic review of interventions for co-occurring substance use and borderline personality disorders

Nicole K Lee, Jacqui Cameron, Linda Jenner



ISSUES: The aim of this study was to undertake a systematic review on effective treatment options for co-occurring substance use and borderline personality disorders to examine effective treatments for this group. APPROACH: A systematic review using a narrative analysis approach was undertaken as there were too few studies within each intervention type to undertake a meta-analysis. The inclusion criteria comprised of English language studies (between 1999 and 2014) and a sample of >70% borderline personality disorder, with measurable outcomes for substance use and borderline personality disorder. All abstracts were screened (n = 376) resulting in 49 studies assessed for eligibility, with 10 ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The review on which this paper draws was commissioned by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing. We would like to acknowledge the NHMRC and members of the BPD Guideline Development Committee for their input into defining search parameters for the review and for advice on the implications of studies.