Indications for hospitalization in the treatment of borderline patients

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Hospitalization is an important component in the treatment of some borderline patients, yet features of the borderline syndrome make the decision to hospitalize a complex one. This paper considers alternatives to hospitalization as well as indications for use of the hospital in the treatment of borderline patients. The roles of brief hospitalization and of extended inpatient treatment are considered separately.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-258
Number of pages12
JournalPsychiatric Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1984
Externally publishedYes


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