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Old 21-03-2020, 11:26 PM   #1
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Personality disorder ward

Has anyone here ever been an inpatient at a personality disorder hospital which focuses on psychotherapy? I might be sent to one and would like to know what to expect.

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Old 29-03-2020, 12:15 AM   #2
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There’s different kinds of PD wards including therapeutic communities, locked and unlocked wards. Depending on the model that surrounds the psychotherapy for example some have strict ways of running that as a community, we are all responsible for our actions and understanding that it could impact someone else. There’s two big ones in London: The Cassel and the Cygnet. Both are run very different. For example you can’t be on section to go to the case but you have to be on section for the other one.

I’ve heard (I work on a MH Ward so we refer a lot to PD wards for longer treatment) and found that patients who go to these places often have to work harder to get to a more stable place compared to some one in the community. BUT it takes longer in the community having weekly therapy. You usually have a better outcome and often less of a readmission to an Acura mental health ward.

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Old 29-03-2020, 02:27 AM   #3
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Like Ballerina, also work/and am training in MH and have been involved in some referrals. Also know ancouple of people who have attended therapeutic communities, one in Milton Keynes and one being the cassel. Both found it challenging, especially the expectations and rules etc, but both also are now doing amazingly. Life isn’t perfect and both did step down to supported living but one has just reregistered to continue nursing training and one is looking at voluntary work.





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Old 29-03-2020, 02:57 AM   #4
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I went to the Cassel. If you have specific questions please let me know. In general I found it harmful not helpful with a lot of promises they did not deliver on. I would also not recommend going if you live outside London.



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Old 04-04-2020, 10:27 AM   #5
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Whilst Chinahorse says this, it’s like medication. Not one size will fit all. It is hard work and difficult but treatment but people I work with say that it’s defo not for everyone but the people who do manage to persevere usually doing well.


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