Journal article

A psychoeducational group intervention for family and friends of youth with borderline personality disorder features: protocol for a randomised controlled trial

Jennifer Betts, Jessie Pearce, Ben McKechnie, Louise McCutcheon, Sue M Cotton, Martina Jovev, Victoria Rayner, Mirra Seigerman, Carol Hulbert, Catharine Mcnab, Andrew M Chanen

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND EMOTION DYSREGULATION | BMC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Background: Caring for a person with borderline personality disorder is associated with poor outcomes including elevated psychological distress and burden. This study will compare the effectiveness of two brief psychoeducational programs for carers of youth presenting for early intervention for borderline personality disorder features. The protocol for this study is presented here. Methods: The study is a single-centre parallel group, randomised controlled trial. As a family unit, relatives, partners and friends ('carers') are randomly allocated to one of two treatment arms to receive either an online borderline personality disorder psychoeducation program, or both the online psychoeducation..

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