Formative Research

  1. Bateman, A.W., Fonagy, P. (2001). “Effectiveness of partial hospitalization in the treatment of borderline personality disorder: a randomized controlled trial”. Am J Psychiatry. 156 (10): 1563–9.
  2. Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2001). Treatment of borderline personality disorder with psychoanalytically oriented partial hospitalization: an 18-month follow-up. American journal of Psychiatry, 158(1), 36-42.
  3. Bateman, A.W., Fonagy, P. (2008). “8-Year Follow-Up of Patients Treated for Borderline Personality Disorder: Mentalization-Based Treatment Versus Treatment as Usual”. Am J Psychiatry. 165 (5): 631–638.
  4. Bateman, A.W., Fonagy, P. (2009). “Randomized Controlled Trial of Outpatient Mentalization-Based Treatment Versus Structured Clinical Management for Borderline Personality Disorder”. Am J Psychiatry. 166 (12): 1355-1364
  5. Bateman A., Constantinou M.P., Fonagy P., Holzer S (2021). Eight-year prospective follow-up of mentalization-based treatment versus structured clinical management for people with borderline personality disorder. Personality Disorders. Jul;12(4):291-299.

The Broader Reaches of Mentalizing

Adolescents at Risk:
  1. Rossouw TI, Fonagy P. (2012). Mentalization Based treatment for self-harm in adolescents a randomized controlled trial Journal of Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 51(12):1304-1313 J
  2. Jorgensen MS et al (2020) Mentalization-based Treatment in groups for adolescents with borderline personality disorder: 3-and 12 month follow up of a randomized controlled trail. Eur Child Adolescent psychiatry. May;30(5):699-710
Antisocial Personality Disorder:
  1. Bateman, A., O’Connell J. et al, (2016). A randomized controlled trial of mentalization-based treatment versus structured clinical management of patients with comorbid borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder BMC Psychiatry,16:304.
Eating Disorders:
  1. Robinson P, Barrett B, Bateman A, Hakeem A, Hellier J, Lemonsky F, Rutterford C, Schmidt U, Fonagy P. (2014). Study Protocol for a randomized controlled trial of mentalization based therapy against specialist supportive clinical management in patients with both eating disorders and symptoms of borderline personality disorder. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Feb 21;14:51.
  2. Robinson P, Hellier J, Barrett B, Barzdaitiene D, Bateman A, Bogaardt A, Clare A, Somers N, O’Callaghan A, Goldsmith K, Kern N, Schmidt U, Morando S,Ouellet-Courtois C, Roberts A, Skårderud F, Fonagy P. (2016). The NOURISHED randomised controlled trial comparing mentalisation-based treatment for eating disorders (MBT-ED) with specialist supportive clinical management (SSCM-ED) for patients with eating disorders and symptoms of borderline personality disorder. Trials.2016 Nov 17;17(1):549.
  3. Sacchetti S, Robinson P, Bogaardt A, Clare A, Ouellet-Courtois C, Luyten P, Bateman A, Fonagy P. (2019). Reduced mentalizing in patients with bulimia nervosa and features of borderline personality disorder: A case-control study. BMC Psychiatry. May 6;19(1):134.
  1. Bateman, A., & Fonagy, P. (2019). A Randomized controlled trial of a mentalization-based intervention (MBT-FACTS) for families of people with borderline personality disorder. Personal Disord. Jan; 10(1):70-79
  1. Weijers J, Ten Kate C, Eurelings-Bontekoe E, Viechtbauer W, Rampaart R, Bateman A, Selten JP (2016) Mentalization-based treatment for psychotic disorder: protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry. Jun 8;16:191.

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