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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 62 (2020) 12, 1067 - 1072

Klinische Praktijk

Plea for early recognition, diagnosis and treatment of comorbid personality disorder in treatment-resistant depression

D.W. van der Spek, R.A. van Grieken

It is known that personality traits can disappear during recovery from depressive disorder. Three case descriptions show the opposite: depressive symptoms can disappear after psychotherapeutic treatment of the personality disorder. In the treatment of depression, early recognition and diagnosis of a comorbid personality disorder is essential for considering different treatment options.

keywords depressive disorder, personality disorder, psychotherapy