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Title: Borderline personality disorder in adolescence : exploring gender differences and effectiveness of dialectical behaviour therapy
Author: Leather, Amanda
ISNI:       0000 0004 5365 7954
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2014
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This thesis considers Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), its diagnosis in adolescence and apparent gender differences in diagnosis and treatment. Although often considered within a clinical mental health context, the gap between clinical and forensic practice is rarely closer than when considering BPD and its close association with an increased risk of criminal behaviour and the forensic population. This coupled with Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as a treatment of choice for BPD and its development in a variety of settings including the forensic population means that BPD, adolescence and DBT research is at an interesting juncture. In this controversial area fraught with complications from diagnosis to treatment, it is argued that this thesis could provide a useful collaboration between the available research to date and an exploration of future research developments, which are desperately needed.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Foren.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: BF Psychology ; HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare ; RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry