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Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

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Olajide K, Crawford M, Munjiza J, moran P, O'Connoll L, Newton-Howes G, bassett P, Gbolagade A, Ng N, tyrer P, mulder Ret al., 2017, Development and psychometric properties of the Standardized Assessment of Severity of Personality Disorder, Journal of Personality Disorders, Vol: 32, Pages: 44-56, ISSN: 1943-2763

AimsPersonality disorder is increasingly categorised according to its severity, but there is no simple way to screen for severity according to ICD-11 criteria.We set out to develop the Standardized Assessment of Severity of Personality Disorder (SASPD).Methods110 patients completed the SASPD together with a clinical assessment of the severity of personality disorder. We examined the predictive ability of the SASPD using the area under the ROC curve (AUC). Two to four weeks later 43 patients repeated the SASPD to examine reliability.ResultsThe SASPD had good predictive ability for determining mild (AUC =0.86) and moderate (AUC=0.84) PD at cut points of 8 and 10 respectively. Test retest reliability of the SASPD was high (intraclass correlation coefficient = 0.93, 95% CI = 0.88 to 0.96). ConclusionThe SASPD provides a simple, brief and reliable indicator of the presence of mild or moderate PD according to ICD-11 criteria.

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Olajide K, Tyrer P, Singh SP, Burns T, Rugkåsa J, Thana L, Paul M, Islam Z, Crawford MJet al., 2016, Likelihood and predictors of detention in patients with personality disorder compared with other mental disorders: A retrospective, quantitative study of Mental Health Act assessments., Personality and Mental Health, Vol: 10, Pages: 191-204, ISSN: 1932-863X

BACKGROUND: The UK guidelines on the treatment of personality disorder recommend avoiding compulsory treatment except in extreme situations. Little is known about how often patients with personality disorder are detained or how this compares with the treatment of other mental disorders. OBJECTIVES: Our aim is to test the hypothesis that people with personality disorder are infrequently detained under the Mental Health Act (MHA) and that risk factors associated with detention are the same as those for people with other mental disorders. METHOD: We used a retrospective, quantitative study of MHA assessments. RESULTS: Of the 2 087 assessments undertaken, 204 (9.8%) patients had a diagnosis of personality disorder; 40.7% of assessments in the personality disorder group resulted in detention, as did 69.7% of patients with other mental disorders. A higher proportion of people with personality disorder received no intervention following assessment compared with those with other mental disorders (20.6% vs. 4.7%, p < 0.001). Study centre and a history of admission were risk factors for detention in both groups. Risk was a predictor of detention in those with other mental disorders. CONCLUSIONS: Detention rates in patients with personality disorder are lower than those for other disorders but are still substantial. Risk factors for detention in patients with personality disorder differ from those with other mental disorders. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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