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Adult antisocial syndrome with comorbid borderline pathology: Association with severe childhood conduct disorder
Background: This study tested the hypothesis that adult antisocial syndrome co-concurrent with borderline personality disorder (AAS+BPD) would be associated with greater conduct disorder (CD) severity than AAS alone. ...
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.
Managing problematic anger: The development of a treatment program for personality disordered patients in high security
Anger can present as a significant component in the expression of aggression and violence. Anger management is one therapeutic approach that has recorded some success in reducing levels of anger. However, there is a lack ...
Refining the construct of 'anger' in relation to personality disorders
This paper highlights the importance of anger problems in psychopathology generally, and in personality disorders in particular. It argues, firstly, that problematic anger transcends traditional diagnostic boundaries and ...
Controlling angry aggression: A pilot group intervention with personality disordered offenders
Describes the progress of 4 male, legally-detained personality disordered offenders (aged 19-42 yrs) in a group treatment program for angry aggression. "Controlling angry aggression" is a 15-session, structured, ...
The function of aggression in personality disordered patients
It has been suggested that psychological interventions for personality disorders should focus on improving adaptive expression of the functional needs expressed through problematic behaviors such as aggression. The measurement ...