A goal-oriented limited-duration approach for borderline personality disorder during brief inpatient hospitalizations.

@article{Siefert2012AGL,
  title={A goal-oriented limited-duration approach for borderline personality disorder during brief inpatient hospitalizations.},
  author={Caleb J. Siefert},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={
          502-18
        }
}
As part of their overall care, patients with borderline personality disorder may require inpatient hospitalization for containment and stabilization in the context of severe distress, increased risk for self-harm, or after self-harming acts. Though data suggests that such patients are frequently hospitalized, the benefits of brief hospitalizations can sometimes be questionable. In some cases, the hospitalization environment may increase patient distress. Additionally, frequent serial… CONTINUE READING