The Effect of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy on Social Stress, Blood Pressure and Interpersonal Relationships of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder

Mahdieh Poodineh


The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of dialectical behavioral therapy on the treatment of social stress, interpersonal relationships and hypertension in borderline personality disorders in the city of Birjand (Iran). The quasi-experimental research was a pre-test-posttest with control group. A sample of 40 people who had a high score from the personality disorder questionnaire was selected and then randomly assigned into two groups of 20 experimental and 20 control subjects. In order to measure the variables, Jackson and Claridge border personality scale, interpersonal communication skills questionnaire (2012), Blood Measurement Scale, Watson & Freund's Stress Questionnaire (1969), and dialectical behavioral therapy intervention protocol for borderline personality disorder were used. Covariance analysis was used to analyze the data. The results of this study showed that dialectical behavioral therapy has a significant effect on the treatment of social stress, interpersonal relationships and hypertension in individuals with borderline personality disorder. Dialectical behavioral therapy reduces social stress in people with borderline personality disorder and also improves interpersonal relationships and lowers blood pressure in people with borderline personality disorder. The results of this study showed that dialectical behavior therapy can be effective in reducing the symptoms of borderline personality disorder, and this effect has the necessary sustainability.

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