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Are acute inpatient mental health wards an appropriate treatment setting for people with anorexia nervosa?
Many people with anorexia nervosa end up as inpatients in acute units because there is a dearth of specialist provision. Nicola Wright and Sara Owen consider the role of specialist services in supporting mainstream units ...
Substance use by the mentally disordered committing serious offences - A high-security hospital study
In recent years there has been increasing interest in the link between mental disorder, violent behaviour/offending and substance misuse. However, because of the low prevalence of serious offending, most studies to date ...
Bereavement: Helping a patient with a learning disability to cope
Our case study is of a 55-year-old man who has a moderate learning disability. He has been diagnosed as having bipolar disorder and is currently in remission. At Christmas six years ago while Dave Croft was on home leave ...
Death, disability, and dogma
Mourning exists at the nexus between individual experience, professional discourses, research, and culture, making it a complex issue for health services that has shown vibrant change in recent years. By contrast, bereavement ...
Living with contested knowledge and partial authority
Responds to comments by S. Colman (see record 2003-07847-012), G. Casenave (see record 2003-07847-013), and H. Reinders (see record 2003-07847-014) to the authors' original article (see record 2003-07847-011) which considers ...
An overview: DSPD programme concepts and progress
The article focuses on the progress made toward developing services for individuals identified with Dangerous and Severe Personality disorder (DSPD). The article defines the DSPD programme, the structure of the programme ...
Developing and implementing a Postgraduate Certificate Course for people working in the Dangerous and Severe Personality service
This article describes the development and implementation of a course aimed at developing leadership in the emerging Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder Service nationally. The problematic nature of defining and ...
Personality traits, personality disorders and sensational interests in mentally disordered offenders
Purpose. Sensational interests (e.g. an interest in the occult or the methods of violence) in mentally disordered offenders are claimed to signify greater risk of psychopathology, but evidence to support this view is slight. ...
Practice-based outcomes of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) targeting anger and violence, with male forensic patients: A pragmatic and non-contemporaneous comparison
OBJECTIVE: To examine the effectiveness of an eighteen-month treatment based on dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) targeting anger and violence, on a group of male forensic patients.
Counseling versus antidepressant therapy for the treatment of mild to moderate depression in primary care: Economic Analysis
Objectives: To compare the cost-effectiveness of generic psychological therapy (counseling) with routinely prescribed antidepressant drugs in a naturalistic general practice setting for a follow-up period of 12 months.Methods: ...