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Mentalization-Based Treatment for Self-Harm in Adolescents: A Randomized ControlledTrial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23200287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether mentalization-based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A) is more effective than treatment as usual (TAU) for adolescents who self-harm.
METHOD: A total of 80 adolescents (85% female) consecutively presenting to mental health services with self-harm and comorbid depression were randomly allocated to either MBT-A or TAU. Adolescents were assessed for self-harm, risk-taking and mood at baseline and at 3-monthly intervals until 12 months. Their attachment style, mentalization ability and borderline personality disorder (BPD) features were also assessed at baseline and at the end of the 12-month treatment.
RESULTS: MBT-A was more effective than TAU in reducing self-harm and depression. This superiority was explained by improved mentalization and reduced attachment avoidance and reflected improvement in emergent BPD symptoms and traits.
CONCLUSIONS: MBT-A may be an effective intervention to reduce self-harm in adolescents.
CLINICAL TRIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION: -The emergence of personality disorder traits in adolescents who deliberately self harm and the potential for using a mentalisation based treatment approach as an early intervention for such individuals: a randomised controlled trial; http://www.controlled-trials.com; ISRCTN95266816.
Authors:
Trudie I Rossouw; Peter Fonagy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1527-5418     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Publication Date:  2012 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704565     Medline TA:  J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1304-1313.e3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
North East London National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust (NELFT). Electronic address: trudie.rossouw@nelft.nhs.uk.
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