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Inpatient Psychotherapy Should Be Strongly Considered For Those With Personality Disorders

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics data are presented that indicate that treatment of personality disorders may be successful, but requires different levels of care. The research suggests that specialized inpatient psychotherapeutic treatment deserves to be considered as a valuable treatment option for patients with personality disorder pathology. Unfortunately, in many countries, inpatient […]

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Deliberate Self-Injury Is Significantly Associated With Personality Disorder

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by a group of British investigators outlines the clinical characteristics of self-injury during treatment. Deliberate self-injury (DSI) is significantly associated with personality disorder (PD). However, there are gaps of DSI as an indicator of severity of psychopathology, as moderator of outcome, and with […]

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Psychotherapy Benefits Patients With Cluster B Personality Disorders

A new study published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics by a group of Dutch investigators headed by Paul Emmelkamp indicates that personality disturbances can be treated. Type B personality disorders center on those with dramatic or erratic behavior and most commonly diagnosed as Histrionic (Hysterical) Personality disorder [1].

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Intelligence And Personality May Predict Illness And Death

Do smarter people live longer and better lives? Are certain personality types more prone to premature death than are others? As our population continues to age in dramatic numbers, these questions become increasingly relevant. A new report in Psychological Science in the Public Interest, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, provides an overview […]

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