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The Psychoanalytic-Interactional Method (PiM) for Adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder


Annette Streeck-Fischer*, Charline Logé and Simone Salzer   Pages 1 - 10 ( 10 )


Background: Diagnosing borderline personality disorder in adolescence is controversial. Early and appropriate treatment for adolescents showing traits of borderline personality disorder is urgently needed.

Objective: However, while some studies on the effectiveness and efficacy of psychodynamic therapy in adults with borderline personality disorder exist, research on adolescents is scarce.

Methods: In a randomized controlled trial in an inpatient setting, we demonstrated the effectiveness of the psychoanalytic-interactional method (PiM) in adolescents diagnosed with borderline personality disorder or structural deficits (Salzer et al., 2013; Salzer et al., 2014).

Results: PiM is a useful method in both inpatient and outpatient treatment and fits the specific requirements of adolescent treatment.


borderline personality disorder, adolescents, psychoanalytic-interactional method, psychodynamic psychotherapy, effectiveness


Psychiatry Department, University Berlin Stromstrasse 2 10555 Berlin xx49 551 43305 xx49 551 43305, Herzberger Landstr. 53, International Psychoanalytic University Berlin, International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin

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