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Comment & Response
April 6, 2022

Further Considerations on Early Intervention for Borderline Personality Disorder

Author Affiliations
  • 1College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • 2Consortium of Australian-Academic Psychiatrists for Independent Policy and Research Analysis, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • 3Department of Psychiatry, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 4Academic Unit of Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
JAMA Psychiatry. 2022;79(6):631. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2022.0482

To the Editor Chanen and colleagues1 report on the Monitoring Outcomes of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in Youth (MOBY) randomized clinical trial. The study found early intervention (ie, weekly cognitive analytic therapy2 and case management) was not superior to 2 other treatment arms offering case management and befriending (involving conversations with trainee psychologists about neutral topics such as sport and music), which was used as a psychotherapy control condition.

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