Personality Disorder: What Predicts Acute Psychiatric Readmissions?

Furnes, Desire, Gjestad, Rolf, Mehlum, Lars, Hodgekins, Joanne, Kroken, Rune A., Oedegaard, Ketil and Mellesdal, Liv (2020) Personality Disorder: What Predicts Acute Psychiatric Readmissions? Journal of Personality Disorders, 265. pp. 263-271. ISSN 0885-579X

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Individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often struggle with chronic suicidal thoughts and behaviors and have frequent acute psychiatric admissions. Prevention of serial admissions and disruptions in long-term treatment strategies is needed. This study explored predictors of how frequently and how quickly patients diagnosed with BPD are readmitted after an index psychiatric admission. The authors identified self-harming behavior as a predictor of readmission frequency, whereas depression and hallucinations and delusions predicted time elapsed between the index admission and the first readmission. The authors recommend that predictors of readmissions should be carefully monitored and treated following index admission.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Early title: Chronic Suicidality in Borderline Personality Disorder: What Predicts Acute Psychiatric Readmissions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 16:30
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2021 00:35
DOI: 10.1521/pedi_2019_33_459

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