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Shortage of experts

A shortage of child/ child and family psychiatrists and psychologists was widely reported throughout the country. As Table 1 demonstrates, adult psychiatrists too were in short supply across England and Wales (37% (n=110)). Risk assessors were also identified by a wide number of respondees (33% n=98) to be limited across the country. These experts are […]

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Role of psychologists as expert witnesses in family proceedings

As set out in Psychologists as expert witnesses: Guidelines and procedure (BPS, 2015): ‘An expert is a person who, through special training, study or experience, is able to furnish the Court, tribunal or oral hearing with scientific or technical information which is likely to be outside the experience and knowledge of a Judge, magistrate, convenor […]

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Fast facts on borderline personality disorder

Here are some key points about borderline personality disorder. More detail and supporting information is in the main article. People with BPD have problems regulating thoughts, emotions and self-image, can be impulsive and reckless, and often have unstable relationships with other people. Most cases of BPD begin in the early stages of adulthood, seem to […]

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Experts in personality disorders

One of the foremost experts in personality disorders, Theodore Millon, describes the propensity for the narcissistic personality structure to decompensate into persecutory delusional beliefs under stress, “Under conditions of unrelieved adversity and failure, narcissists may decompensate intoparanoid disorders. Owing to their excessive use of fantasy mechanisms, they are disposed to misinterpret events and to construct […]

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