Dublin to women: Fuck off and die.
No Irish services for borderline personality disorder patients
Irish Medical News.
There are no Irish dedicated psychotherapy day-hospitals or therapeutic communities serving patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Speaking at the Irish Association of Suicidology’s 11th Annual Conference on Women’s Health and Suicide, Dr Brendan McCormack, Clinical Director, Cheeverstown House, Dublin, and lead consultant in psychotherapy services, Dublin west and south-west Mental Health Services, Tallaght Hospital, said the role of inpatient admission is controversial and the consensus is that hospitalisation is best avoided apart from brief stays which are required for acute suicidal crisis.
Presenting a theoretical and clinical paper produced by himself and Dr. Angela Mohan, consultant psychiatrist at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, he said BPD “is a uniquely challenging mental health problem” which is difficult to define, lacks specific treatments, and the cause is unclear.
In addition, he said there is a high morbidity, general ill health, and high mortality with sufferers dying from accidents and physical ill-health as well as having a suicide rate of one-in-10. Severe forms of the disorder occur in one per cent of the population with a four times greater incidence in females, according to Dr McCormack. He said it is a disorder where both nature and nurture have roles to play. The size of genetic components is unclear, he said, there is a strong association with sexual and physical abuse “but a great many with childhood abuse do not present in this way”.
Oh boo fucking hoo. Learn, ass-holes, interpret, do your goddamn job.
According to Dr McCormack, services for patients with BPD will probably develop in time as the evidence base strengthens “and hopefully these patients will have a more comprehensive, humane, and compassionate treatment”.
Probably. Hopefully. Just keep doing what you’re doing, our CBT overlords know you’re on the right track.