Mental Health Watching In The UK/US .
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(UserWatch Editorial Comment : Just well done everyone who was involved in this)
This UK Personality Disorder Spectrum Survey was first reported about on NowPublic.com and the report stage is a first of its kind for the UK . As of today it has been sent to Dr Lynne Jones M.P the Joint Chair of the All Parliamentary sub Committee on mental health and the Care Quality Commission .
The UK Wide Personality Disorder Spectrum Survey was hosted in May 2009 by the Socialist Health Association and with Martin Rathfelder's help who also helped promote it . It was also aided in promotion by the National Association of LINks members and their Chair, Malcolm Alexander .
The report and independent stewardship of the survey was completed by Paul Brian Tovey an Independent Mental Health Monitor and Service User. There was no cost to the taxpayer. All effort was voluntary.
By Oct 2009, 134 UK NHS Service Users had completed the survey . The vast majority of the Service Users were women (102) . Most respondents (97) mainly self attributed the often co-morbid condition-description of Borderline Personality Disorder to themselves.
The NHS mainly offered medication to most of the respondents (109).
The respondents (109) in Question 11. however, mainly wanted therapies and good social supports and when asked in their own words trended strongly towards a mixture of those. The NICE guidelines of Jan 2009 states medication should only be used in crisis.
When asked if respondents had Care Co-ordinators and Care Plan Approaches (CPA's) which included crisis plans (NICE guidelines support this particularly of Borderline P.D.)
The Care Quality Commission will be contacted and information offered to them .