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Doctor Jeff Green
Psychotherapy in A Clockwork Orange
I analyzed the movie, A Clockwork Orange, to show an example of psychotherapy in film. The movie follows Alex DeLarge. A young man who is frequently participating in devious crimes such as rape and violence. The movie specifically focuses on behavior therapy which is the application of classical and operant conditioning to fix a behavior, rather than achieve some sort of moral change.
The therapist used an aversion therapy called Ludovico which is an “experimental psychological conditioning technique.” They tied Alex, the main character who, down as he was forced to watch films that
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EXPECTATIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS OF THOSE ATTENDING GROUP THERAPY
What is group therapy?
A therapy group is usually comprised of 6-8 people who meet face to face with 1 or 2 trained facilitators and talk about what is concerning them most. Members listen to each other and openly express thoughts and feelings about what someone does or says. These interactions give members an opportunity to increase understanding, try out new ways of being with others and learn more about the ways they interact. The content of the group sessions is confidential; members agree not to identify other members or their concerns outside of group.
Why does group therapy work?
When people learn to interact freely with
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to ensure that none of our agenda gets in the way of the counselling session. We are now going to allow researchers who potentially will be looking at areas of vulnerability in our clients.
Tim Bond wrote some ethical guidelines for researching counselling and psychotherapy, published by the BACP, in it he raises concerns around 1.relationship between clients be researched and those doing the research 2. Discovery and construction of the new knowledge and how this information is communicated. Besides this concern I also worry about the accuracy of the research, how do we measure the performance of counsellors? Is the counselling process or modality ineffective or is it the counsellor that is
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horrible depression which leaves you in a subhuman state of deep depression. The thoughts and expectations that were place in front of you yesterday are lost and you are left with defeat. Bipolar disorder is a cycle, that can and will continue on if not treated.There are many different treatments for bipolar disorder. The three main treatments for Bipolar disorder are Psychotherapy, Hospitalization, and Medication (Mental heath net, 1996). Psychotherapy can be used in the treatment of Bipolar disorder. The psychotherapy is mostly to get the individual suffering from bipolar disorder aware of what they are going through, and to build there coping skills. By helping them be aware of the
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METHODS OF THERAPY Therapy, from a psychologist's viewpoint, has many different meanings. It can be physical or psychological, or even both. In this paper, several different aspects of therapy will be discussed. First the word therapy will be defined more clearly, and then psychotherapy and how it differs from other interactions yet is also similar. Next therapy will be examined from the Psychodynamic, Cognitive and Humanistic-Existential points of view, as well as the differences in their methods and content. I will then address Behavior therapy and some of its uses, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of Group Therapy. Finally I will look at the role of medication in treatment and
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Final Research Assignment—Part C
The University of Alabama
“In order to assist my client, I am posing the following COPES question: If a 22-year-old unmarried Caucasian man with psychosis associated with schizophrenia receives antipsychotic medication only or antipsychotic medication and psychosocial treatments, which will produce a greater reduction in his psychosis?” This question is evaluating antipsychotic medication only or antipsychotic medication and psychosocial treatments for greater reduction of psychosis in schizophrenics.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness psychosocial treatments include psychotherapy
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Analyse the effectiveness of a range of treatments and therapies used to treat mental health disorders - 1933
This essay will demonstrate knowledge on the basis assumptions and effectiveness of treatments and therapies for psychological disorders and recognise key research in the study of treatments.
Psychoanalysis therapies are based on the approach of Freud (cited in Saul McLeod, 2018), mental health illness and the treatments. The aim of psychoanalysis therapy is to release repressed emotions and experiences, i.e., make the unconscious conscious. Freud developed psychoanalysis which is a psychotherapy method aiming to bring the unconscious and repressed
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personality disorder. A PTSD episode activates the fight or flight response from the sympathetic nervous system. When triggered inappropriately in PTSD, the fight or flight response can have negative social consequences such as chronic anger, violence, aggression, disassociation and an altered self-perception. These feelings many times lead to illegal behavior and incarceration.Diagnosis can be difficult because signs and symptoms vary among different people. Careful clinical interviews are used to evaluate the client's psychological status. Most treatment includes a combination of patient education, drug therapy, and psychotherapy. Studies have shown that letting someone just talk about a
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established itself as an independent entity from adult psychiatry with its own specialist qualification (Specialist for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy) and achieved nationwide recogni-tion after the 1975 report on the situation of psychiatry in Germany (“Psychiatrie-Enquête”). In the staffing of hospitals, the regulation on staff in psychiatry takes into consideration the fact that young people always require education in addition to medical treatment. So-called "care and education ser-vices" comprise mixed teams of nurses, social care workers, educators and social pedagogues. Hospital schooling and the associated guarantee that students will have access to subsequent
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, always day dreaming, are some of the signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. About 5% of Canadian children (4-17 year old) have been diagnosed with ADHD according to a survey by Statistics Canada in 2014. Boys are more probable to have ever been diagnosed with ADHD than girls.
There are various different treatments available to help children with special needs. Stimulants are the most common type of medication used to treat ADHD. Stimulants increase the dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain which play important roles in thinking and attention. If stimulants do not help, a doctor or a psychiatrist may prescribe non-stimulants which also helps to treat the disorder. Psychotherapy
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, kidnapping, torture, or
extended, traumatic, early-life medical
procedures, also may develop this
The primary treatment for DID is long-
term psychotherapy with the goal of
deconstructing the different personalities
and integrating them into one. Other
treatments include cognitive and creative
therapies. Although there are no
medications that specifically treat this
disorder, antidepressants, anti-anxiety
drugs, or tranquilizers may be prescribed to
help control the psychological symptoms
associated with it. With proper treatment,
many people who are impaired by DID
experience improvement in their ability to
function in their work and personal lives.
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processing in boys with and without ADHD. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 24, 481-498.DuPaul, G. J. (2003). Assessment of ADHD symptoms: Comment on Gomez et al. (2003). Psychological Assessment, 15, 115-117.Jones, J. D. (2002). Plea for a measure of understanding: The importance of intensive psychotherapy in the treatment of children with ADHD. Psychotherapy?Research/ Practice/Training, 39, 12-20.Kagan, J. (1997). Temperament and the reactions to the unfamiliar. Child Development, 68, 139-143.Nigg, J. T. (2001). Is ADHD a disinhibitory disorder? Psychological Bulletin, 127, 571-598.
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Running head: REBT and Cognitive Behavior Therapy 1
REBT and Cognitive Behavior Therapy 3
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Florida International University
Reflection paper Week 15
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
how long it took to see progress using the psychoanalytic model, Ellis became dismayed. However, a breakthrough occurred when Ellis discovered that his clients improved faster once they changed their ways of thinking about themselves and their situations. As a result, REBT was born as a new approach to psychotherapy (Corey, 2017, p.271). REBT is considered a parent of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, but was preceded by earlier schools of thought such as Adlerianism, Psychoanalysis, and
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control symptoms. However, even with proper treatment, mood changes can occur. In the NIMH-funded Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for Bipolar Disorder (STEP-BD) study—the largest treatment study ever conducted for bipolar disorder—almost half of those who recovered still had lingering symptoms. Having another mental disorder in addition to bipolar disorder increased one's chances for a relapse. Treatment is more effective if you work closely with a doctor and talk openly about your concerns and choices. An effective maintenance treatment plan usually includes a combination of medication and psychotherapy.
Different types of medications can help control symptoms of bipolar
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. Mental health service utilization is measured with items adapted from the questionnaire used in the Healthcare for Communities Study, a national study of mental health care utilization. Regarding medication use, respondents are asked whether they took any of the most common types of psychotropic medications at least several times per week at any point in the past year. Regarding psychotherapy, respondents are asked how many visits, if any, they had in the past year for therapy or counseling for their mental or emotional health.
Mental health conditions on campus clearly merit more attention, especially at the nation’s community colleges. While most research and media attention has largely
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people and being judged by them. They can worry for days or weeks before an event. Those suffering from SAD may have body symptoms such as blushing, heavy sweating, trembling, nausea, and a hard time talking. This fear may become so severe that it can make it hard to make and keep friends, and even interfere with work, school, and other ordinary activities. Though currently there is no cure for SAD, people can live a more normal life with known treatments with certain kinds of medications or psychotherapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).Medication merely addresses the symptoms not the root cause. Three types of medication are used; antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and beta blockers
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suffering, and meditation has been viewed as a conduit of this practice for more than 2,500 years. Mindfulness and having the stability of one’s attention, enables one to settle into the current moment to the way things ‘are’ leaving the judgement and thoughts behind. When one’s attention is brought to awareness, one becomes vulnerable to the ability of expanding one’s attention to a larger picture of the self and a heightened view of one’s sense of presence to the moment.
Chogyam Trungpa (1991) demonstrated how to practice mindfulness within psychotherapy which included several important steps: To settle oneself into a quiet and comfortable position followed by noticing one’s breath and bringing
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well as other variables, such as age, genetics, and environmental factors.
Keywords: Borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Transference-Focused Psychotherapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) constitutes one of the most important sources of long-term impairment in both treated and untreated populations (Widiger & Weissman, 1991). BPD is a prevalent, chronic, and debilitating syndrome associated with high rates of medical and psychiatric use of services (Gunderson et al. 2002). According to Skodal et al., approximately 11% of psychiatric outpatients and 19% of inpatients met the
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but the brains of people with bipolar disorder don’t do as good a job at this. What do they
mean by “pruning?”
65. In the video clip on “Debunking the Myths of OCD,” what were some of the myths
mentioned about “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?”
Chapter 15 – Treatment of Psychological Disorders (35 Questions)
66. What is the difference between “psychotherapy” and “pharmacotherapy” in the treatment of
psychological disorders? What is a psychotropic medication?
67. What brain chemicals do psychopharmacological treatments target?
NOTE: Neurotransmitter substances are discussed in Chapter 3 which was not assigned. Basically –
information from our sensory organs (eyes, ears, etc.) travels through
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effective strategy to improve productivity and efficiency. While they are not the same, it is possible for a person to be diagnosed with both disorders.
There are many approved treatments for patients with OCPD, showing that there is actually something wrong that needs to be treated. Many times they have trouble integrating new and different information into their daily life so treatment might not always be accepted positively. Studies about psychotherapy treatment have shown that psycho-dynamic techniques such as identifying the patient’s perception of certain situations and examining why their lack of control over these situations causes them so much worry are most helpful in treating
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Running head: mINDFULNESS 1
Concept Analysis: Mindfulness
Ohio University DNP Program
The term “mindfulness” is used most often in the psychotherapy world of mental health and the treatment of mental health. It is used in the treatment of the “mind”. It means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. ... When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we're sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future (Zinn, 2018).
Psychotherapists use mindfulness to aide those seeking treatment with recovery from anxiety
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This study is important to my argument as it highlights both positives and negatives associated with the biogenetic model. It also briefly addresses the idea of structural discrimination being positively influenced by the biogenetic model.
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physotherapy and medication. For psychotherapy there are two types exposure and response therapy, which exposes a person to the cause of their anxiety and helps deal with it until it’s gone, and cognitive behavioral therapy, focusing on the thoughts that are causing distress, and changing the negative thinking and behavior associated them. Narrtor will be taking both of these types of physotherapy. Narrator will be taking antidepressants and psychological medication. Antidepressants will balance chemicals in your brain called neurotransmitters that affect mood and emotions. These depression medicines canhelp improve your mood, help you sleep better, and increase your appetite and concentration
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conscious, unique experience of the individual rather than producing general laws of behaviour. Such as Roger’s application of client centred therapy as a form of psychotherapy whereby he saw the individual as the expert on their own condition. This corresponds with the idiographic approach as it specifically focuses on the client’s subjective experience and the full nature of the individual. Furthermore, the psychodynamic can also be seen as an example of the idiographic approach because of Freud’s use of the case study method when detailing the lives of his patients (e.g. Little Hans) which involved the intensive and thoroughly recorded observations on the single individuals rather than
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been correlated with birth defects, particularly
Ebstein's anomaly (which is a congested heart defect where the two leaflets of the tricuspid valve
are displaced downward into the pumping chamber). A final type of therapy found is outpatient
group psychotherapy. Which seems to be the most safe, and most promising when it comes to
the rehabilitation of those affected. Research shows that group participation may help increase
compliance with lithium treatment, allowing patients to come to terms with their disorder;
decrease denial of the illness, and increase awareness of stress factors leading to manic and
depressive episodes. Group therapy for patients with bipolar disorders may allow for
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decrease in energy; difficulty concentrating; feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness; major changes in sleeping habits; regular complains of boredom; talk of suicide; withdrawal from friends or after-school activities; and worsening school performance. Although some anti-depressant drugs indeed could assist teenagers who are dealing with depression, they all have some side effects more or less. In my opinion, using drugs will cause more harmful effects. Psychotherapy, getting some exercises, having enough sleep and balanced diet are all good ways to help teenagers who are depressed.
4. Kaczynski was a child genius turned social misfit and murderer. Walker suffered through racism
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of interest in activities, feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness, hopelessness, pessimism, sleeping too much or too little, loss of appetite, decreased energy or fatigue, and thoughts of suicide or even suicide attempts. With depression, there may be problems with activity levels in certain parts of the brain, or chemicals in the brain called neurotransmitters may be out of balance. Psychologists believe that a combination of family history and stressful life events may cause depression. Depression can be treated in various ways. Counseling, psychotherapy, andLowe 3antidepressant medicines can all be used. Lifestyle changes are also a good way to treat depression. (Depression
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addicts that greatly affects the family. After start Sharing and understanding my own feelings and thoughts among a group of peers, colleagues and supervisors it helps me to understand my own viewpoint towards the diverse population. As quoted by Shebib (2017) “Counsellors actively work to understand the diverse cultural background of the clients with whom they work and do not condone or engage in discrimination based on age, colour, culture, ethnicity,disability,gender,religion, sexual orientation, martial, or socio-economics status (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, 2007, p.B9)” (p.297). Also Practice as a social work student and listen other people stories in university’s
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medication and psychotherapy really help patients suffering from PTSD.
Everyone reacts differently to different treatments. Figuring out what works best for you is right
step on the pathway to recovery.
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decision. Both religions however consider circumcision as a rite of passage with spiritual foundations.
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, and forces in history that may have influenced its emergence.
The Origins of Disenchantment
Most attempts to trace modern disenchantment to its roots start with the Protestant Reformation, and pass through the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment to eventually arrive at present, but for our purposes it will suffice to merely cover the Protestant Reformation as it is of chief importance for a dialogue with psychotherapy. As William Langer said, “It is inconceivable that he (Martin Luther) should have evoked so great a popular response unless he had succeeded in expressing the underlying unconscious sentiments of large numbers of people in providing them with an acceptable solution to
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inside". She had a sense of emptiness and depression. As you can see, she showed several symptoms in order for her to be diagnosed with BPD.What is the treatment for BPD? This disorder is very hard to treat. There is not no universal treatment method. Medication can be used to treat symptoms, such as anxiety and depression. Using mood stabilizers such as carbamaxepine and lithium, anti-depressants, and low-dose neoroleptics are common forms of drug therapy. Self-destructive behaviors such as suicide attempts, self-cutting and burning can me treated with short hospital stays. Psychotherapy is offered, helping a relationship form, in order for the patient to feel cared about. When the patient
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for individuals with mild to severe and violent behaviours/crimes (Underwood, 2016)
The most common and effective treatment modes for youth in the justice system that are suffering from acute mental disorders include a combination of professional clinical care, psychopharmacology when necessary, and restructuring the environment to protect the youth while they are in crisis. (Grisso, 2008) Although there is limited evidence to prove the efficacy of some approaches there are various types of psychotherapy and psychosocial interventions that have shown promising evidence for being an effective treatment model for youth offenders with mental disorders. (Underwood, 2016)
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, antidepressants and alpha-adrenergic agonists are used in the treatment of ADHD, as shown below in the chart. Antidepressants need to be prescribed cautiously for children and adolescents because of the FDA warning about an increase in suicide thinking and behaviors.Antidepressants•Have shown some promise in managing ADHD•Can help treat depression in kids with ADHDMany experts who treat clients with ADHD have found that a combination of psychotherapy, stimulants, and antidepressants offer a complete and direct treatment approach to the conditions. While stimulants work for most clients, in some cases antidepressants offer symptom relief. Atomoxetine (Strattera) or antidepressants with
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, 2005). Without lithium the typical bipolar patient has a manic episode about every 14 months, whereas this mood swing occurs only every nine years if lithium is taken. To provide this type of protection, lithium has to be taken on a daily basis, although if the patient is carefully monitored little risk of toxicity or serious side-effects (Kowalski & Weston, 2005). A way to minimize relapse is to combine medication with psychotherapy. Other medications used to help treat bipolar disorder are antidepressants and antipsychotics (Kowalski & Weston, 2005).Continuous research is being done to try and understand bipolar disorder, including diagnosing and treatment. The National Institute
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bipolar disorder as a mood stabiliser and alternative to valproic acid, and can be taken in conjunction with anti-depressants and other treatments such as psychotherapy. The chemistry behind its reactions in the brain is fascinating, and its efficacy makes it a life-saving drug for many suffering with this mental illness.
Firstly, bipolar disorder, otherwise known as manic depression, is an illness causing unusual mood changes which are more extreme than those occurring in someone without it. The happy or energetic periods are known as manic episodes, and the low energy, down periods as depressive episodes. Bipolar disorder can also affect the ability of a person to think clearly and causes
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experiences. He would be expected to engage in a behavioral outcome of telling one other person about his parent’s murder. Eventually he could be expected to engage in a behavioral outcome of telling another person about his dual role as Bruce Wayne. Finally, Batman’s progress in treatment would be measured by his own report of improvement in the quantity and intimacy level of his relationships.
In treating Batman’s PTSD I would focus on a different approach by using psychotherapy. The method I would use would be Cognitive Processing Therapy. As a person who spends most of their time moving, whether it be out on the streets fighting crime or simply exercising at home I do not feel that just
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well as counseling her honestly. This is why it is in Dr. Greens best interest to drop Ava from the course but continuing treating Ava as her psychologist.
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/or where you are going.
We have talked a lot on how the doctors interact with the participants and how these procedures can be important for the improvement of the mental health of the participants. Now let’s talk about what’s going on, in the inside of the heads of those undergoing psychotherapy.
B. Second main point stated as one complete sentence.
1. These treatments act as a magnificent reset button for the brain. For instance imagine a downward sloping hill. As the rain continues to hit that hill and cause mud to flow down it will make a path for the water to travel down. One single path that the water can flow down. Now if this was the human brain that one single path might not be such
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my depression reflected common symptoms: irritability, negativity, lack of motivation, sleep disturbances, increased isolation and a consistently “low mood” (Clark et al., 1999). The symptoms “spiked” and became overwhelming several years ago with the combined factors of the birth of my third son and the unexpected death of my mother-in-law.
I decided to seek help and treated my depression from a biopsychosocial perspective (at the time I was unaware of Melchert’s approach to psychotherapy; Melchert, 2011). My doctor identified biological factors, my psychologist identified the psychological component, and I took a stress leave from work and self-disclosed to my family and close friends
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and distress pre or postnatally, maternal diabetes, low birth weight
· Psychosocial factors can increase onset and development-communication deviance- thought disturbance- parents measure higher
Poor long term outcome, antipsychotics, psychotherapy, social, educational supports
Depressive and Bipolar Disorders
Important terms (glossary):
What is depression?
Can a child experience depression?
Children express and experience depression in different ways.
Infant: passive and unresponsive
Pre- Schooler- withdrawn and inhibited
School age- argumentative and combative, complain about
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(McCormick et al., 2007),
while men with BPD are more likely to demonstrate narcissistic personality disorder
(Silberschmidt, 2015) and antisocial personality disorder (Sansone, 2011), which is suggested to
demonstrate dominantly in men at a rate of 57% to 26% (Tadic et al., 2009).
The higher rates of substance abuse disorders in men correlates with men with borderline
personality disorder being more likely to utilize treatment services related to substance abuse,
whereas women are more likely to utilize psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy (Goodman et al.,
2010). The differences in treatment utilization leads the way toward exploring how the treatment
settings in which BPD patients seek assistance can
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"dramatic" personality disorders (Comer, 2008). This is a disorder of emotion regulation. Borderline personality disorder patients often need long-term mental health inpatient services, and this disorder alone account for 20% of all psychiatric hospitalizations (Davidson, et al, 2006).Treatment for borderline personality disorder can be difficult. Intense psychotherapy appears to have some degree of effectiveness, but it can be difficult for the therapist to find a balance in the relationship. Constantly dealing with outbursts of anger and fluctuating emotional states, while attempting to build a trusting, working relationship, can make therapy extremely difficult (Comer, 2008). Borderline patients