Janine Stevenson

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OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the effectiveness of well-defined outpatient psychotherapy for patients with borderline personality disorder. METHOD Thirty patients with borderline personality disorder diagnosed according to the DSM-III criteria were given twice weekly outpatient psychotherapy for 12 months by trainee therapists who were closely(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to conduct a preliminary cost benefit study of the effect of outpatient psychotherapy, twice a week for 1 year, in 30 borderline patients. METHOD Costs to the health system in terms of inpatient care for the year before treatment were compared with the costs for the year following treatment. RESULTS The cost of(More)
Double Blind comparative trial of a new dibenzodiazepine derivative Clozapine (Leponex) with Chlorpromazine was conducted in the treatment of acute schizophrenic illness over a 6 week period. Factor Analysis of ratings in 9 matched pairs indicates that Clozapine, at 300 mg. per day, is comparable in efficacy to Chlorpromazine in all factors except(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine age-related differences in the relationship between personality and coping strategies in an Australian population of psychiatric inpatients. METHOD Consenting eligible adults (N=238) from 18-100 years of age consecutively admitted to inpatient psychiatry units were assessed using the SCID I and II, the Coping Orientations to Problems(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to develop an aetiological model for borderline personality disorder. METHOD The postulates of Hughlings Jackson are used to provide a preliminary explanatory framework for borderline phenomena. As a necessary background to this discussion, the findings concerning abuse in the early history of borderline personality(More)
Director, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, Central Sydney Area Health Service, and University of Sydney, Australia BPharm., Grad.Dip.Sc (Pharm), Research Officer, Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, Central Sydney Area Health Service, and University of Sydney, Australia Current Position:Senior Project Manager Business(More)
This article investigates the pattern of temperament for patients with borderline personality disorder and the impact of psychotherapeutic treatment on temperamental variables. A cohort of patients treated in the Westmead Borderline Personality Disorder Psychotherapy research project completed the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire. All patients had a(More)
A case series of 10 patients with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD) presenting with auditory hallucinosis is examined. In this series, the hallucinations were persistent, longstanding, and a significant source of distress and disability. Extrapolating from this series to our sample of 171 patients with BPD suggests that a form of auditory(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to compare the clinical outcome of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) who had received outpatient psychotherapy for 1 year with BPD patients who received no formal psychotherapy for the same period. METHOD Thirty patients with BPD were treated by trainee psychotherapists working according to clearly(More)