Using mentalisation to treat patients with borderline personality disorder
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Using mentalisation to treat patients with borderline personality disorder

Belinda Gibson Clinical director and manager, Cygnet Hospital, Bierley, Bradford

This article provides an overview of personality disorders, before focusing on borderline personality disorder. The role of mentalisation in the development of borderline personality disorder is explored. It is suggested that mentalisation-based treatment can greatly improve outcomes for patients.

Correspondence belindagibson@cygnethealth.co.uk

Nursing Standard. 20, 51,52-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2006.08.20.51.52.c4491

Published in print: 30 August 2006

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review