It is often assumed that chronic depression (CD) is always comorbid with a personality disorder (PD). As if both were just different names for the same phenomenon. In this paper we describe that there is indeed a high comorbidity between CD and PD, particularly for early-onset CD. This comorbidity may be due to common underlying factors that explain the development and maintenance of these disorders. Among these underlying factors may be early trauma und the existence of self-generated interpersonal stress. The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy was specifically developed for the treatment of CD and is designed to help patients overcome these problems underlying the development and maintenance of both CD and PD.
|Translated title of the contribution||Chronic depression and personality disorder: One and the same? Scientific evidence and its implications for psychotherapy|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)