PRO*BPD: Effectiveness of outpatient treatment PROgrams for Borderline Personality Disorder: A comparison of Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Institution: Zentrum für Integrative Psychiatrie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel und Universität zu Lübeck
Applicant: Eva Fassbinder
Funding line:
First and Second Applications

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe mental illness. The PRO*BPD-study is the first randomized trial to compare dialectical behavior therapy and schema therapy, the two best evaluated behavior therapy methods. By examining the clinical effectiveness of a broad spectrum of outcome parameters (e.g. BPD-typical symptoms, general psychopathology, comorbidity, quality of life, psychosocial functioning), conducting an economic evaluation and assessing patients’ experiences with qualitative methods, this study will significantly advance our knowledge on psychotherapy for BPD.