The baby, the bathwater and the bath itself: A response to Tyrer et al.'s review of the successes and failures of dangerous and severe personality disorder

Kevin Howells, Lawrence Jones, Mike Harris, Stephen Wong, Michael Daffern, David Tombs, Eddie Kane, Jennifer Gallagher, Geoffrey Ijomah, Gopi Krishnan, John Milton, David Thornton

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A recent paper by Tyrer ef al, in this journal has reviewed the dangerous and severe personality disorder (DSPD) initiative in the assessment and management of severe personality disorder associated with high risk. This previous paper summarized the authors' perceptions of the successes and failures of the DSPD pilot. In the present paper we identify some inaccuracies in the previous review and provide a critique of the conclusions reached.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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