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Why are programmes for offenders with personality disorder not informed by the relevant scientific findings?
This paper examines the evidence to justify intervening in those with personality disorder, specifically antisocial personality disorder ( ASPD) as defined by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ( ...
Reasons for rapid readmission to general adult psychiatry wards
Rapid readmission to psychiatry wards (the 'revolving doors' scenario) is a common source of frustration to both patients and the teams treating them. However, the reasons behind these rapid readmissions have not been ...
Invited commentaries on . . . Abortion and mental health disorders
The finding that induced abortion is a risk factor for subsequent psychiatric disorder in some women raises important clinical and training issues for psychiatrists. It also highlights the necessity for developing ...
EssenCES, a short questionnaire for assessing the social climate of forensic psychiatric wards
Background: A supportive ward atmosphere is considered by many to be a precondition for successful treatment in forensic psychiatry, but there is a clear need for a valid and economic climate evaluation instrument. Aims: ...
"Abortion: A psychiatric issue?": Comment
Comments on an article by David M. Fergusson, L. John Horwood and Joseph M. Boden (see record 2008-18556-003). Fergusson et al. show 'a modest increase' in risk of subsequent mental health problems in women who have an ...
Perinatal mental illness is a growing cause for concern among carers involved with child-bearing women.
Randomised trials relevant to mental health conducted in low and middle-income countries: A survey
Background: A substantial proportion of the psychiatric burden of disease falls on the world's poorest nations, yet relatively little is known about randomised trials conducted in these countries. Our aim was to identify ...
Cognitive behavioural therapy for mental health workers: a beginner's guide
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an effective and frequently used psychological treatment. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers offers the reader a good overview of CBT, allowing them to develop an ...