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Mentalization-based treatment in adolescent inpatients: a naturalistic multi-informant study of outcomes

Tromp, N; van Dijk, R; Saunders, R; Fonagy, P; (2021) Mentalization-based treatment in adolescent inpatients: a naturalistic multi-informant study of outcomes. Journal Of Personality Disorders 10.1521/pedi_2021_35_517. (In press).

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Abstract

The present era of major cutbacks in intensive treatment programs throughout Europe stresses the importance of evaluating the outcomes of such programs for adolescents with severe personality pathology and comorbidity. Personality pathology has proven to be a valid concept in adolescents, with relatively high prevalence, that needs to be targeted by evidence-based interventions. The present study focused on the evaluation of outcomes of a 12-month mentalization-based treatment for adolescents (MBT-A) program in 118 inpatient adolescents with personality pathology symptoms, using a multi-informant multidomain design. The results showed that during treatment, adolescents improved on general psychiatric symptoms, personality pathology dimensions, and health-related and generic quality of life. Improvement was not only statistically significant, but also clinically important, especially for internalizing domains. Implications for clinical practice and research are discussed.

Type: Article
Title: Mentalization-based treatment in adolescent inpatients: a naturalistic multi-informant study of outcomes
DOI: 10.1521/pedi_2021_35_517
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2021_35_517
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10115337
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