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Specialized Treatment for Patients with Severe Avoidant Personality Disorder: Experiences from Scandinavia

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title = "Specialized Treatment for Patients with Severe Avoidant Personality Disorder: Experiences from Scandinavia",
abstract = "AbstractAvoidant personality disorder (AvPD) is a common and heterogeneous disorder. In spite of this, few studies have focusedon treatment, and treatment guidelines have not been developed. In Scandinavian countries many patients with low levels ofAvPD are treated sufficiently in private practices or in briefer psychiatric treatments, often for anxiety or depression. However,patients with higher levels of personality dysfunction are often not helped sufficiently by such treatments. In this paper wedescribe a longer and more intense treatment for severe AvPD based on a combination of Mentalization-Based Group Psychotherapyand Metacognitive Interpersonal Individual Therapy. This treatment has been piloted in Norway and Denmark,and we provide a case example of a successful treatment of a patient, “Julie” treated at Stolpegaard Psychotherapy Centre inDenmark. Based on our review of the literature and experiences from the pilot studies, we also provide some observationsand general guidelines about important aspects of treatment of severe AvPD.Keywords Avoidant personality disorder · Mentalization · Metacognition · Specialized treatment · Anxious personality ·Detached personality",
author = "Sebastian Simonsen and {Ullveit-Moe Eiken{\ae}s}, Ingeborg and N{\o}rgaard, {Nana Lund} and Eivind Normann-Eide and Sophie Juul and Theresa Wilberg",
year = "2018",
doi = "10.1007/s10879-018-9395-x",
language = "English",
journal = "Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy",
issn = "0022-0116",
publisher = "Springer",

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Specialized Treatment for Patients with Severe Avoidant Personality Disorder: Experiences from Scandinavia

AU - Simonsen, Sebastian

AU - Ullveit-Moe Eikenæs, Ingeborg

AU - Nørgaard, Nana Lund

AU - Normann-Eide, Eivind

AU - Juul , Sophie

AU - Wilberg, Theresa

PY - 2018

Y1 - 2018

N2 - AbstractAvoidant personality disorder (AvPD) is a common and heterogeneous disorder. In spite of this, few studies have focusedon treatment, and treatment guidelines have not been developed. In Scandinavian countries many patients with low levels ofAvPD are treated sufficiently in private practices or in briefer psychiatric treatments, often for anxiety or depression. However,patients with higher levels of personality dysfunction are often not helped sufficiently by such treatments. In this paper wedescribe a longer and more intense treatment for severe AvPD based on a combination of Mentalization-Based Group Psychotherapyand Metacognitive Interpersonal Individual Therapy. This treatment has been piloted in Norway and Denmark,and we provide a case example of a successful treatment of a patient, “Julie” treated at Stolpegaard Psychotherapy Centre inDenmark. Based on our review of the literature and experiences from the pilot studies, we also provide some observationsand general guidelines about important aspects of treatment of severe AvPD.Keywords Avoidant personality disorder · Mentalization · Metacognition · Specialized treatment · Anxious personality ·Detached personality

AB - AbstractAvoidant personality disorder (AvPD) is a common and heterogeneous disorder. In spite of this, few studies have focusedon treatment, and treatment guidelines have not been developed. In Scandinavian countries many patients with low levels ofAvPD are treated sufficiently in private practices or in briefer psychiatric treatments, often for anxiety or depression. However,patients with higher levels of personality dysfunction are often not helped sufficiently by such treatments. In this paper wedescribe a longer and more intense treatment for severe AvPD based on a combination of Mentalization-Based Group Psychotherapyand Metacognitive Interpersonal Individual Therapy. This treatment has been piloted in Norway and Denmark,and we provide a case example of a successful treatment of a patient, “Julie” treated at Stolpegaard Psychotherapy Centre inDenmark. Based on our review of the literature and experiences from the pilot studies, we also provide some observationsand general guidelines about important aspects of treatment of severe AvPD.Keywords Avoidant personality disorder · Mentalization · Metacognition · Specialized treatment · Anxious personality ·Detached personality

U2 - 10.1007/s10879-018-9395-x

DO - 10.1007/s10879-018-9395-x

M3 - Journal article

JO - Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

JF - Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

SN - 0022-0116

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