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date: 05 December 2020

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Personality disorders are common problems that place a significant burden on the individual, his or her family and friends, and society in general. There are effective treatments based on cognitive and behavioral theories. Most treatment evaluations relate to borderline personality disorder, and treatments for other personality disorders need to be developed. High-intensity, multidimensional, and comprehensive interventions are effective, but limited resources mean that few people have access to these treatments. Attention needs to be paid to developing alternative services, including good clinical management and service user support groups, and briefer interventions. Taking steps to promote engagement with treatments is an important consideration.

Keywords: personality disorder, cognitive and behavioral theories, cognitive and behavioral therapies, clinical guidelines, treatment engagement

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