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BACKGROUND Recognizing and appropriately treating mental health problems among new immigrants and refugees in primary care poses a challenge because of differences in language and culture and because of specific stressors associated with migration and resettlement. We aimed to identify risk factors and strategies in the approach to mental health assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine risk factors associated with borderline pathology in latency-age children. METHOD The subjects were 98 children assessed for day treatment. Borderline subjects were identified in a chart review using the Child Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines, which divided the sample into borderline (n = 41) and nonborderline (n = 57) groups.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether children with borderline pathology have a specific pattern of psychological risk factors. METHOD The subjects were 94 school-age children in day treatment, divided into borderline (n = 41) and nonborderline (n = 53) groups using the child version of the Retrospective Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines. All children were(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the role of several psychological risk factors, i.e., childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and its parameters, childhood physical abuse (PA), early separation or loss, and abnormal parental bonding, in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Women with personality disorders were divided into BPD (n = 78) and non-BPD (n = 72)(More)
OBJECTIVES This paper reports results from the evaluation of a cultural consultation service (CCS) for mental health practitioners and primary care clinicians. The service was designed to improve the delivery of mental health services in mainstream settings for a culturally diverse urban population including immigrants, refugees, and ethnocultural minority(More)
This report explores an initiative in Kingston, Jamaica to foster resilience in children in an inner-city community plagued by violence and other social problems. This initiative was undertaken by CARIMENSA, the Caribbean Institute for Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
The purpose of the study was to examine the role of several psychological risk factors--childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and its parameters, childhood physical abuse and its parameters, early separation or loss, and abnormal parental bonding--in male patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Subjects with personality disorders were divided into BPD(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare ratings of defense styles and hostility in male patients with personality disorders, to determine whether either of these is related to a borderline diagnosis, or to specific psychological risk factors. Subjects with personality disorders were divided into borderline personality disorder (BPD) (N = 61) and non-BPD (N(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not self-mutilation in patients with personality disorders is related to other psychological risk factors, dissociation or diagnosis. The sample included 61 subjects with borderline personality disorder and 60 subjects with nonborderline personality disorder; 32 subjects with borderline personality(More)
The purposes of this study were to determine whether or not dissociation in female patients suffering from personality disorder is related to sexual and physical abuse or to abuse parameters and whether or not self-mutilation in the personality disorders is related to psychological risk factors or to dissociation. The sample was divided into 78 borderline(More)