Borderline personality traits in adolescents: why are difficulties temporary for some whilst others continue to struggle?

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Kirsten Barnicot summarises a recent systematic review of the factors associated with the course of ‘borderline personality disorder’ symptoms in adolescence.

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Alexithymia and suicide, violence, and dual harm in male prisoners

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Ross Nedoma reviews a recent cross-sectional study examining the links between alexithymia and suicide, violence or dual harm among male prisoners in the UK.

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It’s time to CATCH on: supporting health practitioners to recognise and help victims of domestic violence and abuse

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In her debut blog, KCL student Melisa Eyuboglu summarises a meta-synthesis, which investigates the CATCH model (Commitment, Advocacy, Trust, Collaboration and Health) for addressing domestic violence and abuse.

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Borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence

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In her debut blog, Jessica Tunmore summarises a recent research study, which looks at the relationship between borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence.

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Communicating emotions and reducing harm amongst male prisoners

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Rebecca Crook reviews a recent qualitative study exploring the difficulties that male prisoners sometimes have in identifying and discussing their feelings about suicide and violence.

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Violence and mental illness: does ignoring this blog stigmatise some people who need our help?

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In his debut blog, Joseph Schwartz explores a systematic review finding that a range of psychiatric disorders are associated with an elevated risk of violence.

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Do prisons have more room for emotions than we think? Staff views on the link between suicide, violence and emotions

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Eleana Frisira reviews a recent qualitative study, which asks prison staff for their views about the role of emotions in prisoner suicide and violence.

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Violent behaviour by people diagnosed with psychosis: what is good evidence?

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Vishal Bhavsar reviews a recent study examining correlates of future violent behaviour in people being treated for schizophrenia in US-based treatment centres.

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Can childhood maltreatment lead to a female cycle of violence?

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Ioana Crivatu explores a meta-analysis which finds that females exposed to adverse events in childhood may be more likely to enter a cycle of violence in adulthood

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First episode psychosis in prison: is our screening effective?

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Danny Whiting explores the issue of screening for first episode psychosis in prison using a retrospective cohort study from Australia.

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