Dangerous and severe personality disorder

Parental Alienation

The Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) initiative was introduced a decade ago against overwhelming opposition from psychiatrists and others concerned with the implications of extending the public protection agenda through the use of a questionable medical ‘diagnosis’. As this initiative is now being scaled down, it offers an opportunity to consider the positive and negative aspects of the initiative together with its longer-term legacy.

The DSPD initiative then went on to identify explicitly the characteristics of individuals that would make it appropriate to detain them for ‘ treatment’. To be detained, the individual needed to satisfy the following triad:

  1. being dangerous, defined as posing a ‘significant risk’ (>50%) on two risk assessment tools (the duration of this risk being unspecified);

  2. having a severe personality disorder (SPD) as evidenced by a Psychopathy Checklist – Revised (PCL–R)11 score of >30 or PCL–R score of 25–30 plus a personality disorder (other…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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