Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba summarises a co-produced qualitative interview study on service user perspectives of community mental health services for people with complex emotional needs.[read the full story...]
Psychotherapeutic approaches and treatment efficacy for comorbid BPD and PTSD
Natalie Kashirsky summarises a systematic review on optimising treatment for comorbid BPD (borderline personality disorder) and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).[read the full story...]
DBT for BPD: how can benefits be maintained long-term?
Dafni Katsampa and Francesca Payne summarise a qualitative study from the Republic of Ireland, which explores the long-term benefits of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD).[read the full story...]
Borderline personality disorder criteria and suicidality
Steven Macdonald-Hart summarises a 10-year follow-up study from the US, which measures the relationship between borderline personality disorder and suicide attempts.[read the full story...]
Persistent anxiety disorders: who is most at risk?
Tessa Reardon summarises a systematic review, which reports on the specific clinical and psychological factors that predict persistent anxiety disorders.[read the full story...]
Hidden from the world: Out of area hospital placements for people diagnosed with personality disorder #NoOOA
Andy Bell summarises a new BIGSPD report on out-of-area placements for people with a personality disorder published today, which confirms that discriminatory treatment of people diagnosed with personality disorders is costly both to the people concerned and their families and to the health and care system.[read the full story...]
Borderline personality traits in adolescents: why are difficulties temporary for some whilst others continue to struggle?
Kirsten Barnicot summarises a recent systematic review of the factors associated with the course of ‘borderline personality disorder’ symptoms in adolescence.[read the full story...]
Misdiagnosis or missed diagnosis? What are the potential implications for undiagnosed autistic people?
Rachel Symons reviews a recent Italian study which finds that autism spectrum disorder is still commonly undiagnosed and misdiagnosed in adults.[read the full story...]
Prison and mental illness: the unmet needs associated with reincarceration
Danny Whiting reviews a recent Canadian prison study which finds that schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and homelessness are some of the factors significantly associated with reincarceration.[read the full story...]
Reading skills and mental health difficulties: what’s the link?
Francesca Bentivegna summarises a recent review which suggests that schizophrenia, “personality disorders” and psychopathy may be linked to reading skills deficits in some people.[read the full story...]