Die Ambulanz für Risikoverhalten und Selbstschädigung (AtR!Sk) – ein Pionierkonzept der ambulanten Früherkennung und Frühintervention von Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörungen

Kaess, Michael; Ghinea, Denisa; Fischer-Waldschmidt, Gloria; Resch, Franz (2017). Die Ambulanz für Risikoverhalten und Selbstschädigung (AtR!Sk) – ein Pionierkonzept der ambulanten Früherkennung und Frühintervention von Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörungen. Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, 66(6), pp. 404-422. Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 10.13109/prkk.2017.66.6.404

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The Outpatient Clinic for Adolescent Risk-taking and Self-harm behaviors (AtR!Sk) – A Pioneering Approach of Outpatient Early Detection and Intervention of Borderline Personality Disorder. Self-harm and risk-taking behaviors are frequently occurring problems in adolescents’ everyday life and commonly challenge the present child and adolescent health-care system. Those behaviors are typical features of borderline-personality disorder (BPD), a severe mental disorder that is associated with immense psychological strain, increased risk of mortality and poor psychosocial functioning. Despite controversy in the past, recent evidence shows that BPD is a valid and reliable diagnosis in adolescence. Consequently, specified and effective intervention programs for this age group are necessary. Instead, present health-care services for children and adolescents in Germany are usually characterized by long waiting periods for specialized outpatient treatments and unnecessary expanses of unnecessary long inpatient stays. Alternatively, and in order to prevent serious long-term consequences, new concepts – integrated in an ambulatory setting and close to patients’ daily routines – should focus on early detection and treatment of adolescents at-risk presenting with borderline personality features. The specialist outpatient clinic AtR!Sk at the University Hospital Heidelberg ensures a low-threshold initial contact service, comprehensive and accurate diagnosis of BPD features, and rapidly “tailored” therapy for young people presenting with any types of risk-taking and self-harm behavior. AtR!Sk – as a pioneering approach in south Germany – provides evidence-based early detection and intervention for adolescent BPD.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Psychiatric Services > University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy > Research Division

UniBE Contributor:

Kaess, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0032-7034

Publisher:

Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Language:

German

Submitter:

Livia Hug

Date Deposited:

06 Mar 2018 15:52

Last Modified:

08 Mar 2018 12:11

Publisher DOI:

10.13109/prkk.2017.66.6.404

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/109685

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