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Evaluation of borderline personality disorder awareness workshops for service users and carers

09 October 2015

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

The provision of borderline personality disorder (BPD) awareness workshops was a direct result of consultations with service users and carers in Somerset, which...

Personality disorder: time for a new approach?

01 July 1999

Mental Health Practice

Feature

As a coordinator of a criminal justice mental health team, I believe acute mental health services face a fundamental Issue. How do these services ensure that...

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...

Strategies for engaging people with personality disorder in treatment

09 May 2014

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

Around one third of people with personality disorder do not complete treatment. It is important to improve engagement because non-completion of treatment is...

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...

Risk assessment and management of people with personality disorders

01 October 2013

Mental Health Practice

Art & Science

People diagnosed with personality disorders often present a high risk to themselves and others, particularly in mental health inpatient settings. In general, a...

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...

Diagnosing personality disorder in people with learning disabilities

07 October 2010

Learning Disability Practice

Feature

Service users are susceptible to developing personality disorders, but for them the diagnosis can be particularly difficult. The author reviews the debates about...

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...