Theo Josephus Maria Ingenhoven

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CONTEXT There has been little systematic attempt to validate current pharmacologic treatment algorithms and guidelines for severe personality disorder. OBJECTIVE We evaluated studies on the effectiveness of psychoactive drugs on specific symptom domains for borderline and/or schizotypal personality disorder. DATA SOURCES The literature was searched for(More)
We describe the Developmental Profile and the development of the instrument, the theory on which it is based, and the manner in which information is collected, interpreted, and used in clinical practice. We present the results of the psychometric research that has been performed to date. Finally, we examine the extent to which this method is in accordance(More)
The Developmental Profile (DP) offers a psychodynamic description of the degree to which an individual has developed adaptive functioning appropriate to his or her age, and the extent to which daily functioning is determined by "early" maladaptive patterns. In this article we summarize the taxonomic frame of reference of the DP, the constituted(More)
Interrater reliability is considered a precondition for the validity of theoretical models and their corresponding diagnostic instruments. Studies have documented good interrater reliability for structured interviews measuring personality characteristics on a descriptive-phenomenological level but there is little research on reliability of assessment(More)
OBJECTIVE In clinical practice, antipsychotic drugs are widely used in borderline personality disorder (BPD). To evaluate current pharmacological treatment algorithms and guidelines for BPD, the authors reviewed and meta-analyzed studies on the effectiveness of antipsychotics on specific symptom domains in BPD. METHODS The literature was searched for(More)
This study presents the preliminary results of research into the interrater reliability and construct validity of the Developmental Profile (DP). In the DP a number of developmental lines, such as Object-Relations, Self-Images, and Problem-Solving Capacities, are assessed and classified according to the level of functioning. A total of 108 profiles were(More)
In their analysis of a representative sample from the Prescribing Observatory for Mental Health in the UK health services, Paton et al found that 92% of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) received prescriptions for psychotropic medications. Although international guidelines recommend pharmacotherapy for comorbid psychiatric disorders(More)
BACKGROUND Behavioral dyscontrol and violations of treatment contracts are serious clinical problems during psychotherapy, especially in treating patients with personality disorders. However, little is known about predictors of these treatment-interfering phenomena. OBJECTIVE To identify psychodynamic personality characteristics that can interfere with(More)