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BACKGROUND Little is known about the relative extent of crime against people with severe mental illness (SMI). AIMS To assess the prevalence and impact of crime among people with SMI compared with the general population. METHOD A total of 361 psychiatric patients were interviewed using the national crime survey questionnaire, and findings compared with(More)
BACKGROUND People with borderline personality disorder frequently experience crises. To date, no randomised controlled trials (RCTs) of crisis interventions for this population have been published. AIMS To examine the feasibility of recruiting and retaining adults with borderline personality disorder to a pilot RCT investigating the potential efficacy and(More)
BACKGROUND Domestic and sexual violence are significant public health problems but little is known about the extent to which men and women with severe mental illness (SMI) are at risk compared with the general population. We aimed to compare the prevalence and impact of violence against SMI patients and the general population. METHOD Three hundred and(More)
BACKGROUND Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common mental disorder associated with raised mortality, morbidity and substantial economic costs. Although complex psychological interventions have been shown to be useful in the treatment of BPD, such treatments are expensive to deliver and therefore have limited availability and questionable(More)
BACKGROUND People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) frequently present to health services in crisis, often involving suicidal thoughts or actions. Despite this, little is known about what constitutes effective management of acute crises in this population. OBJECTIVES To review the evidence for the effectiveness of crisis interventions for adults(More)
PURPOSE To identify from the literature, and to critically evaluate, all validated instruments currently available to measure self-harming behaviour in adults. MATERIALS AND METHODS Medline, Embase, PsycInfo, Health and Psychosocial Instruments and Google scholar were searched, grey literature was sought and the reference lists of relevant articles were(More)
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