Olive Tree community treatment centre for individuals with personality disorder : naturalistic service evaluation
Pretorius, J. L., Albeniz, A. and Broome, Matthew R.. (2010) Olive Tree community treatment centre for individuals with personality disorder : naturalistic service evaluation. Psychiatrist, Vol.34 (No.1). pp. 12-20. ISSN 1758-3209Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1192/pb.bp.108.023192
Aims and method Community treatment for individuals with personality disorder is
a fast developing ﬁeld. We report here on the effectiveness of one such approach. We
examine the referral pathway of all clients between January 2005 and April 2008,
including the mean days spent in our unit, the days spent in a psychiatric hospital
before and after admission to our unit, and the results of changes in the rating scales
we routinely use.
Results Drop-out rates and the mean duration of therapy were acceptable. There
has been a clear reduction of in-patient bed use and a small but signiﬁcant
improvement of most psychometric test results.
Clinical implications This study provides further evidence for the effectiveness of
community treatment for individuals with personality disorder.
Declaration of interest None.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > R Medicine (General)|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychiatrist|
|Publisher:||Royal College of Psychiatrists|
|Official Date:||January 2010|
|Page Range:||pp. 12-20|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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