Borderline Personality Disorder: Psychotherapy vs. Control

General Description

The borderline-psyctr dataset is a meta-analytic research domain MARD) which is part of the Metapsy project. The dataset contains study information and effect size data of randomized trials on psychotherapy interventions for borderline personality disorder (BPD). The date of the last search update is provided here. More details about this database can be accessed in the published network meta-analysis.

This dataset includes psychotherapies for BPD vs. control comparisons. Effect sizes are provided for two types of outcomes at post-test: 1) overall BPD severity (based on any validated clinician or self-rated instrument for BPD severity) and 2) suicidal behaviour (combined rate of suicide attempts and death by suicide). When more than one BPD instrument is reported in the included trials, effect size dependency is handled by selecting one instrument per study (based on frequency).

The dataset follows the Metapsy data standard.

Affiliated Institutions

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Online Meta-Analysis Tool

A simplified version of this database can be analyzed at


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Study References

Database Flowchart

Studies in the borderline-psyctr dataset were extracted from the larger “psychological interventions for BPD” database. The study flow of this database can be found below.

Further Information

  • Published network meta-analysis using the database.


. Database of borderline personality disorder trials comparing psychological interventions with control conditions. Part of the Metapsy project (Version ). URL DOI .