with personality disorder written information on psychiatric drugs
By Michael Cross
diagnosed with borderline personality disorder should get written
information on psychiatric drugs prescribed to them, mental health
professionals have been told.
information should include evidence for the drug’s effectiveness
and harm, say new clinical guidelines issued by the National Institute
for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
Patients should be allowed to discuss
the information, so they
can make an informed choice, say the guidelines.
NICE has this week also released
new guidelines for the treatment of anti-social personality disorder.
NICE says almost 50% of prisoners have this diagnosis.
Both guidelines discuss psychological
and pharmacological interventions for the disorders.
Advice on dangerous
and severe personality disorder and child conduct disorders is included
anti-social personality disorder guidelines.
of Therapeutic Communities criticised the guidlines for "underplaying"
the value of therapeutic communities.
said therapeutic communities, such as the Cassel Hospital in Richmond,
Surrey, having been successfully treating people diagnosed with
personality disorders for the last 60 years.
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