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Prevalence and treatment of personality disorders in Dutch forensic mental health services

Corine de Ruiter, Robert L Trestman
Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 2007, 35 (1): 92-7
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Offenders with serious personality disorders challenge forensic systems throughout the world. In this article, the authors describe the legal system that shapes the forensic treatment of personality-disordered offenders in the Dutch psychiatric and correctional systems. The evolution of laws and regulations are addressed, as is the bifurcation of treatment between forensic hospitals and correctional settings. Prevalence data of personality disorders in the Dutch systems are presented, and comparisons between the Dutch and American systems are delineated. Current treatment modalities are described. Research initiatives and future directions for the system are presented.

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