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Impulsivity and self-damaging behaviour in severe personality disorder: The impact of democratic therapeutic community treatment
Impulsivity is a defining characteristic of borderline and antisocial personality disorders (PD) and may contribute to the difficulty of providing successful treatment for this client group. Comparisons were made within ...
Motivating factors for male forensic patients with personality disorder
Introduction: Treatability is currently a crucial component for detention under the Mental Health Act (England and Wales) for the Psychopathic Disorder (personality disorder) classification and there is continuing debate ...
Prevalence of personality disorder in alcohol and drug services and associated comorbidity
Aims To compare the prevalence of personality disorder in alcohol and drug populations with special attention to its impact on psychopathology and service characteristics. Design Cross-sectional survey. Setting Three alcohol ...
Developing models and a framework for multiprofessional clinical supervision
The UK government proposals for services for individuals considered to be dangerous with a severe personality disorder (DSPD) are developing. The complex task of balancing safety and therapeutic change in DSPD services ...
Parental loss before the age of 16 years: A comparative study of patients with personality disorder and patients with schizophrenia in a high secure hospital's population
There is a considerable body of literature supporting an association between separation from parent in childhood and later personality disorder. This study compares a 10-year cohort of high secure hospital patients who had ...
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 ...
Does treatment really make psychopaths worse? A review of the evidence
We aimed to evaluate critically the evidence behind the perceived inverse association between the degree of psychopathy as reflected by a high score on the Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R) and treatment response. ...
Does personality change and, if so, what changes?
BACKGROUND: Although the question of whether or not personality changes is fundamental to much of what clinicians do, we do not appear to be very curious about the question itself.