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It's a horrible term for someone: Service user and provider perspectives on personality disorder

Stalker, K. and Ferguson, I. and Barclay, A. (2005) It's a horrible term for someone: Service user and provider perspectives on personality disorder. Disability and Society, 20 (4). pp. 359-373. ISSN 0968-7599

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Abstract

This paper presents findings from a study exploring the views of people with personality disorder diagnoses and various professionals working with them. After outlining the policy context and the study's conceptual framework, the aims and methods are described. Interviews were conducted with 12 service providers and 10 users. The main findings are then discussed, including user and provider perspectives on the meaning of 'personality disorder' and the strategies and support people use to address their difficulties. Finally, the theoretical implications of the findings are discussed.