In her debut blog, KCL student Harley McIntosh explores a paper that proposes a developmental model of narcissism centring on impairments in mentalisation. The case study paper then encourages the use of mentalisation-based treatment (MBT) for the treatment of pathological narcissism.[read the full story...]
Brief interventions for people diagnosed with a personality disorder #BIGSPD21
Kirsten Barnicot helps us get in the mood for the #BIGSPD21 annual conference taking place online today and tomorrow (15-16 June 2021), by blogging a recent literature review on access to psychotherapy for patients with personality disorders, written by Professor Joel Paris who is speaking at the event today.[read the full story...]
Psychotherapies for suicide and self-harm in young people: join our tweet chat #YouthSuicidePrevention
Laura Hemming summarises a review on the comparative efficacy and acceptability of psychotherapies for self-harm and suicide in young people, which highlights continued uncertainty in the field.
Join our tweet chat at 9am BST on Monday 24th May to discuss the future of #YouthSuicidePrevention research![read the full story...]
What role should psychoanalysis play in modern mental health practice?
Camille Hart and Iain McDougall explore a recent narrative review by Jessica Yakeley and argue that psychodynamic psychotherapies should be made more widely available within UK mental health services.[read the full story...]
Mentalization based treatment for borderline personality disorder: a pragmatic trial but with statistical uncertainty
Andrew Shepherd summarises a matched control study that explores the effectiveness of day hospital Mentalization-Based Treatment for patients with severe Borderline Personality Disorder.[read the full story...]
Which psychological therapies work best for borderline personality disorder?
This systematic review of psychological therapies for borderline personality disorder (BPD), conducted in Spain, takes an interesting approach to reviewing the literature. Unfortunately, there appear to have been challenges in translating the systematic review from Spanish and the text can be difficult to follow at times. This is a real shame as it is an [read the full story…]
Talking therapy for teenagers (MBT-A) reduces self-harm and depression in self harming teens over a 12 month period
In adults there is a growing body of evidence for psychotherapeutic interventions such as Transference Focussed Psychotherapy, Mentalization-Based Treatment and Dialectic Behavioural Therapy for patients who self harm. In the teenage population, there has been limited evidence to show that interventions are better than the treatment already provided. MBT has developed from psychodynamic psychotherapy and [read the full story…]