Crisis Intervention in Depressed Patients with and without DSM-III-R Personality Disorders

    loading  Checking for direct PDF access through Ovid

Abstract

We compared the relationships between response to a crisis intervention program and long-term outcome in 31 depressed outpatients with and without DSM-III-R personality disorders (PD). The presence of PD predicted a poorer 2-year outcome. PD subjects with better working alliance and increased insight at termination of crisis intervention had increased compliance with long-term psychiatric treatment (p < .005) and better 2-year outcome (p < .005). Increased compliance with long-term psychiatric treatment predicted better long-term outcome in PD patients (p < .005). None of these significant relationships was observed in the comparison group without PD, suggesting that establishing an effective treatment process may be especially important for outcome in PD patients.

Related Topics

    loading  Loading Related Articles