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Value of music therapy for people with personality disorders

22 July 2011

Mental Health Practice

Feature

This article explains how music therapy can help patients often thought to be unsuitable for treatment and provides a case study to illustrate its effectiveness.

Borderline personality disorder: aetiology, presentation and therapeutic relationship

01 November 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

About 10 per cent of adults in the community have a personality disorder; borderline personality disorder is the most common form of the condition in people who...

The efficacy of treatments for borderline personality disorder

01 December 2009

Mental Health Practice

Feature

Despite the different treatment options for people with borderline personality disorder, many professionals in mental health services continue to believe that...

Staff attitudes towards people with borderline personality disorder

13 February 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Despite significant changes to policy, legislation and treatment pathways for people with borderline personality disorder in recent years, stigma and prejudice...

Nursing students’ attitudes towards patients with borderline personality disorder

14 June 2017

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Background Negative attitudes and stigma towards patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) exist in mental health services. Aim To investigate the...

A team approach to borderline personality disorder

10 July 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

In an acute admissions unit for adults with mental health problems staff were often faced with the challenging presentations of patients diagnosed with borderline...

Improving care for people with borderline personality disorder

10 March 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Caring for service users who have a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be stressful because they often present with challenging behaviours such...

Community psychiatric nurses’ experiences of caring for clients with borderline personality disorder

01 December 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Aim To explore the experience of psychiatric nurses who work in the community caring for clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Method A qualitative...

Therapeutic alliances in people with borderline personality disorder

10 October 2012

Mental Health Practice

Feature

A diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is problematic because the causes are unknown, categorisations unreliable and treatment outcomes unpredictable....

Raising awareness of borderline personality disorder and self-injury

05 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

People with personality disorders frequently present to general health services. A large proportion of people with borderline personality disorder will self-injure...