Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide to Treatment

Paperback | September 12, 2003

byRoy Krawitz, Christine Watson

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Borderline personality disorder is a multidimensional disorder best considered as severe personality dysfunction. Around 2% of the population are thought to meet the criteria for the disorder, with approximately 1 in 10,000 people experiencing the most severe difficulties. This group isover-represented in the challenges facing mental health services. Once seen as 'untreatable', people meeting diagnostic criteria for borderline personality disorder are all too often mistreated and misdiagnosed, resulting in prolonged and unhelpful relationships with services that are taxing to clients and clinicians alike. Borderline Personality Disorder: A Practical Guide for Treatment draws on the latest research and clinical experience to provide an accessible and practical summary of treatment options. It provides hope and evidence that people meeting diagnostic criteria for the disorder can be treatedeffectively and successfully. The book presents a pragmatic approach to care to be read by all members of mental health and substance use teams including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, counsellors, mental health nurses and social workers.

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Borderline personality disorder is a multidimensional disorder best considered as severe personality dysfunction. Around 2% of the population are thought to meet the criteria for the disorder, with approximately 1 in 10,000 people experiencing the most severe difficulties. This group isover-represented in the challenges facing mental ...

Roy Krawitz is at Spectrum Personality Disorder Service, Victoria, Australia. Christine Watson is Director, Spectrum Personality Disorder Service, Victoria, Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.46 inPublished:September 12, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198520670

ISBN - 13:9780198520672

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Background to treatment2. Treatment issues and clinical pathways3. Stigma, language, clinician feelings and resourcing4. The legal environment5. Maintaining enthusiasmGuided readingReferences