Attitudes of mental health professionals towards patients with borderline personality disorder

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Προαγωγή ψυχικής υγείας - Πρόληψη ψυχιατρικών διαταραχών
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2022-09-22
Year:
2022
Author:
Kokkoni Styliani
Supervisors info:
Γονιδάκης Φραγκίσκος, Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ, Επιβλέπων
Μαλογιάννης Ιωάννης, Διδάκτωρ, Ψυχίατρος, Τμήμα Ιατρικής, ΕΚΠΑ
Πεχλιβανίδης Αρτέμιος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Στάσεις επαγγελματιών ψυχικής υγείας απέναντι σε ασθενείς με οριακή διαταραχή προσωπικότητας
Languages:
Greek
Translated title:
Attitudes of mental health professionals towards patients with borderline personality disorder
Summary:
Patients with borderline personality disorder are commonly viewed as “difficult” by mental health professionals. They are treated as less sick than patients with other mental disorders and more in control of their negative behaviors. Moreover, a borderline personality disorder diagnosis is 2associated with less empathy and less treatment optimism. These negative attitudes can lead to misdiagnosis and inadequate treatment. Furthermore, they affect the level of care provided to these patients and, ultimately, their outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine the attitudes of mental health professionals towards patients with borderline personality disorder. In the study took part 73 clinicians, employed in acute care psychiatric clinics in 3 hospitals in the city of Thessaloniki (Papageorgiou hospital, AHEPA hospital, Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki). Participants answered a self-report questionnaire consisted of two parts: the first part concerning their demographic information and the second their attitudes towards patients with borderline personality disorder (Attitude Scale towards patients with borderline personality disorder). The results showed that mental health professionals show sufficient empathy regarding these patients. They acknowledge some of their difficulties, but also hold rather negative attitudes towards them. Moreover, clinicians express optimism about the treatment outcomes, based on the available treatment options. Even though they feel competent to care for the patients, most of them would like additional education about borderline personality disorder. There did not appear to be statistically significant relations in attitudes and the occupational subgroup, or the number of patients treated in the last year.
In conclusion, the findings of the current study cannot be generalized, however they highlight the need for management coordination and further professional training.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Stigma, Borderline personality disorder, Attitudes, Mental health professionals
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
181
Number of pages:
97
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