Reuters Health: Study examines psychotherapy's role in intervention for BPD

UC expert says more detailed study needed to support conclusions

A recent randomized trial in Australia showed that young people can be effectively treated for borderline personality disorder with or without individual psychotherapy.

In an article about the study, Reuters Health interviewed Maria Espinola, PsyD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, about her thoughts on the study.

"Although the results look promising, I don't fully agree with the conclusions," Espinola told Reuters Health. "First, the authors failed to include the participants and the providers' race and ethnicity.

"Second, it appears that the authors assessed suicidal ideation using the Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation, but could have used additional assessment tools to better determine suicide risk," she continued.

Read the Reuters Health article.

Featured image of Maria Espinola, PsyD, taken by Colleen Kelley/UC Creative + Brand.

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