Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence: The Case for Medium Stay Inpatient Treatment.
SHARP: Menninger Clinic and University of Houston.
Journal of psychiatric practice
03/2013; 19(2):162-172. DOI: 10.1097/01.pra.0000428563.86705.84
The diagnosis of personality disorders in adolescents has been a topic of debate in recent years.
This manuscript reviews the case of an adolescent girl admitted for a medium length combined inpatient and partial hospitalization program. This program has developed protocols to assess for Axis I and II pathology as well as various psychological processes. Comprehensive outcome measures were administered to the patient at discharge and follow-up.
Diagnosis of a personality disorder in adolescence appears to be associated with psychological processes usually identified in adults. Against the background of an emerging debate about the need to reform a culture of ultra-short inpatient care, this case study provides some support for more thorough assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of adolescents who appear to have comorbid Axis I and II disorders.
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ABSTRACT: Italian revision of scientific evidences in diagnosis and treatment of severe personality disorders, specifically in borderline spectrum of PD. The work-group, under the sponsorship of Istituto Lombardo di Farmacovigilanza, involved several experts in adult psychiatry, developmental psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapeutics, clinical pharmacology; the work-group, after a deep analysis of the most recent validated scientific evidences, summarized the emerging data with particular emphasis on the psychiatric work in community psychiatry
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