BACKGROUND: So far, there has not been a complete overview of the cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy for patients with a personality disorder.<br/> AIM: To provide an overview of scientific literature on the cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy for patients with a personality disorder.<br/> METHOD: We reviewed the literature systematically, searching the NHS EED, PubMed and PsycINFO databases. We concentrated solely on full economic evaluations of treatments in which all patients had a personality disorder.<br/> RESULTS: Most studies concluded that at least one of the psychotherapeutic treatments investigated was cost-effective. Dialectical behavior therapy was studied the most; schema therapy came next, followed by cognitive behavioural therapy.<br/> CONCLUSION: In general, scientific evidence indicates that psychotherapeutic treatments for patients with personality disorders are cost-effective relative to the comparator treatments. This is important information because it can influence decisions on whether the costs of psychotherapy should be reimbursed.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cost-effectiveness of psychotherapy for personality disorders. A systematic review on economic evaluation studies|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|