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Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol. 1995 Mar-Apr;45(3-4):73-82.

[Psychotherapeutic treatment of borderline patients].

[Article in German]

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  • 1New York Hospital-Cornell Medical-Center Dept. of Psychiatry, USA.

Abstract

The author gives in this paper an overview of current psychodynamic psychotherapy of patients with Borderline personality organization. Parallel to his own concept different treatment strategies by Adler, Volkan and Searles within the psychoanalytic framework are discussed. Finally recent developments of his own group are described. Emphasis lies on structuring the psychodynamic psychotherapeutic process of Borderline patients according to the developmental level the patient presents in each session and to treat symptoms belonging to so-called earlier levels (e.g primitive aggression, psychotic or paranoid transferences) before working through of more advanced conflicts.

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