Letters Personality disorder

Authors’ reply to Pearce

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6037 (Published 09 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6037
  1. Linda Gask, professor of primary care psychiatry1,
  2. Mark Evans, consultant psychiatrist in psychotherapy2,
  3. David Kessler, senior lecturer3
  1. 1Centre for Primary Care, Institute of Population Health University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9DL, UK
  2. 2Gaskell House, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
  3. 3School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
  1. Linda.Gask{at}manchester.ac.uk

We welcome Steve Pearce’s news that a randomised controlled trial of therapeutic communities in the treatment of personality disorder is under way and look forward to hearing the results.1 2 We acknowledge that therapeutic communities in the UK are now almost all day programmes, and we perhaps should have more …

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