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Rizvi, S.L., Welch, S.S., Dimidjian, S. (2009). Mindfulness and Borderline Personality Disorder. In: Didonna, F. (eds) Clinical Handbook of Mindfulness. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-09593-6_14
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