Journal article

The effectiveness of joint crisis plans for people with borderline personality disorder: protocol for an exploratory randomised controlled trial

Paul Moran, Rohan Borschmann, Clare Flach, Barbara Barrett, Sarah Byford, Joanna Hogg, Morven Leese, Kim Sutherby, Claire Henderson, Diana Rose, Mike Slade, George Szmukler, Graham Thornicroft

Trials | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common mental disorder associated with raised mortality, morbidity and substantial economic costs. Although complex psychological interventions have been shown to be useful in the treatment of BPD, such treatments are expensive to deliver and therefore have limited availability and questionable cost-effectiveness. Less complex interventions are required for the management of BPD. A joint crisis plan (JCP) is a record containing a service user's treatment preferences for the management of future crises and is created by the service user with the help of their treating mental health team. These plans have been shown to to be an effective w..

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