Borderline personality disorder and dialectical behaviour therapy in an Australian private hospital setting: treatment response and BPD subtypes

Altieri, P 2011, Borderline personality disorder and dialectical behaviour therapy in an Australian private hospital setting: treatment response and BPD subtypes, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Health Sciences, RMIT University.


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Title Borderline personality disorder and dialectical behaviour therapy in an Australian private hospital setting: treatment response and BPD subtypes
Author(s) Altieri, P
Year 2011
Abstract  Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex psychological disorder, often considered to be one of the most severe of all the personality disorders because of the impact the symptoms have on the life of the person with the diagnosis and on those around them. Characterised by highly unstable affective reactions to environmental or interpersonal events and stimuli, it is often difficult for both the person and their significant others to understand and predict these reactions, and thus formulate and implement effective response strategies. Borderline personality disorder characteristics often cause sufferers and families high levels of distress and treatment uses public and private resources extensively and expensively. The impact of this disorder is profound at both the individual and community domains. In particular, the high number of suicide and self harm behaviours associated with this diagnosis and the high levels of emotional distress experienced by both the sufferer and their family members causes immense distress (Beatson, Rao, & Watson, 2010; Kraus & Reynolds, 2001; Paris, 2008).
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Health Sciences
Keyword(s) Borderline personality disorder
subtypes
treatments
mindfulness
DBT
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