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date: 26 February 2021

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Interpersonal factors figure importantly in personality disorders. Several interpersonal psychotherapeutic approaches have been proposed as treatments for personality disorders, although the empirical evidence to support their use ranges from nonexistent to fragmentary. This chapter reviews interpersonal aspects of personality disorders and interpersonal psychotherapies for personality disorders, focusing particularly on interpersonal psychotherapy as a potential treatment for borderline personality disorder.

Keywords: attachment, borderline personality disorder, interpersonal, interpersonal grid, interpersonal psychotherapy, outcome research

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