The model of therapy in the Personality Disorder and Neurosis Unit
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Oddział Leczenia Zaburzeń Osobowości i Nerwic Szpitala Klinicznego im. Dr. Józefa Babińskiego, Kraków
Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset, Psykiatri Affektiva, Neuropsykiatrimottagning Mölndal, Göteborg
Submission date: 2020-07-09
Final revision date: 2020-10-27
Acceptance date: 2020-11-02
Publication date: 2021-03-19
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Katarzyna Synówka   

Szpital Kliniczny im dr Józefa Babińskiego SPZOZ w Krakowie
Psychoter 2020;195(4):61-77
Adequate management and prevention of personality disorders are a huge challenge for both clinicians and administrators of health care. It seems that social awareness about the existence of these disorders has been growing in recent years but it still remains an insufficiently recognised problem, especially in Poland. In the health care system, the scale of the phenomenon and various costs involved are still underestimated. The insufficient awareness of the basic legal regulations affecting social and health policy makes it impossible to develop effective forms of treatment and assistance for people with personality disorders. These issues have been extensively addressed in an article that lucidly discusses the difficulties in organising and conducting the treatment of personality disorders in Poland [1, 2]. In this text, for the purpose of introduction, the solutions postulated therein will be recalled, supported by the experience of some European centres and conducted scientific research. This will be followed by the presentation of a model of treatment of personality disorders, developed by the staff of the Personality Disorder and Neurosis Unit of the Dr Józef Babiński Clinical Hospital in Kraków (OLZON). This model may constitute a blueprint for creating a system of specialist care for people with deep personality disorders in Poland.
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