Year: 1993 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.50, no.12, (December 1993), p.971-974 SIEC No: 19940848

This article discusses the performance of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in a 1-year follow-up. Subjects: 39 women (borderline personality disorder & parasuicidal history). During the year, DBT subjects had significantly higher Global Assessment Scale scores. At 6 months, they had significantly less parasuicidal behavior, less anger & better self-reported social adjustment. At 12 months, there were fewer psychiatric inpatient days & better interviewer-rated social adjustment. (16 refs.)