Hospital Treatment of the Borderline Patient: Indications and Therapeutic Strategy

  • Peter Hartocollis


What makes a psychiatric hospital psychoanalytic? I assume that this basic question will be handled by other writers on this section of the book, in particular by Dr Ermann. I also assume that a more elementary question, if not just a rhetorical one -- whether we need psychiatric hospitals or not -- is going to be of little concern to us here, allowing us to concentrate, instead, on a much more realistic and complicated question: what are psychiatric hospitals good for? My contention is that one of the main justifications for the existence of psychiatric and, specifically, psychoanalytic hospitals is the treatment of borderline patients -- patients with the diagnosis of borderline disorder.


Psychiatric Hospital Borderline Personality Disorder Hospital Doctor Borderline Patient Group Aggression 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Hartocollis
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  1. 1.Univ. of Patras Med. SchoolPatrasGreece

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