chapter  8
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Discussion of Intensive Analytic Psychotherapy of a Borderline Personality Disorder

Dr. Sifneos: This is a beautiful psychotherapy of long duration in comparison to what I have just presented and I think it demonstrates so nicely the different kind of people we are dealing with. In this situation, I was looking at the criteria for this particular patient and noted that she had poor relationships with people all along. This is certainly exemplified by the horrendous experience she had with her father, who obviously pulled the rug from under her, which led to the anger that has emerged very recently.