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Table 3 Psychiatric symptoms of BPD patients before and after DBT

From: Increased BDNF methylation in saliva, but not blood, of patients with borderline personality disorder

  Before treatment After treatment p value
GSI score (SCL90R) 2.03 ± 0.46 1.49 ± 0.67 < 0.001
PST score (SCL90R) 69.0 ± 8.79 59.31 ± 14.29 0.001
BSL23 total score 2.29 ± 0.75 1.86 ± 0.77 0.012
  1. Results from self-administered psychiatric questionnaires of 26 BPD patients before and after 12-week psychotherapeutic treatment (DBT) as means ± standard deviation. p values derive from statistical analysis with t test for paired samples