Behavioural insight
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Behavioural insight

Joanne Kidd Community psychiatric nurse, The home treatment team, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
Mark Kelly Manager of EMI residential unit, Orchardville House, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland

Joanne Kidd and Mark Kelly attempt to decipher the behaviour of patients who have a diagnosis of personality disorder

Having pondered on the complex communication that people diagnosed with a personality disorder exhibit, we wondered if we could shed some light on the messages that are being conveyed. Behaviours that can seem unhelpful are ways in which individuals are attempting to reach out to us.

Mental Health Practice. 21, 3, 12-12. doi: 10.7748/mhp.21.3.12.s9

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