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Questions Concerning the Randomized Trial of Schema-Focused Therapy vs Transference-Focused Psychotherapy—Reply

Josephine Giesen-Bloo, PhD; Arnoud Arntz, PhD
Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007;64(5):610-611. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.64.5.610.
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With this response we want to clarify and, for the most, refute the issues raised by Dr Yeomans.

The role of Dr Yeomans as a consultant was described in the article.1(pp650-651) If Dr Yeomans means that he was not responsible for the individual treatments, he is correct; he was not a supervisor in that sense.

“Recent suicidality” and “parasuicidality,” both based on several items within 1 Borderline Personality Disorder Severity Index, fourth version (BPDSI-IV), subscale, did not significantly influence dropout (P>.20). If anything, suicidality was related to completing treatment (odds ratio = 1.7).


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