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Christy Matta, M.A. Updated: Feb 16th 2011


Family therapy has gained importance over the past 30 years and for many with a diagnosis of a mental illness has become an essential aspect of treatment. Family therapies have been designed for use with relatives of people with specific diagnosis. These treatments recognize both the individuals psychiatric disorder, as well as the context in which is occurs.


Family interventions for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and their relatives have begun to show some success. In particular, family treatments are emerging that are consistent with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In an article published in Family Process (1999), Hoffman, Fruzetti and Swenson describe DBT Family treatment.


A diagnosis of Borderline Personality disorder is characterized by emotional instability, impulse controlFamily interventions, then, seem logical, with the potential to alter a negative environment problems and severe interpersonal difficulties In addition, research has found that people with BPD were often raised in families with psychopathology and problematic interactions that may play a role in the development of the diagnosis. and improve the functioning of the individual diagnosed with BPD.

Read in Full: http://www.mentalhelp.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=42062&cn=8



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