Effective treatment for involuntary committed patients with psychopathy14 June 2012
A large-scale treatment study from Professor of Forensic Psychotherapy David Bernstein shows that schema therapy can benefit involuntarily committed patients (TBS) with personality disorders – even psychopathic patients previously considered untreatable.
Preliminary results show that these patients had a reduced risk of recidivism and fewer psychological symptoms after three years of treatment than those who received the conventional treatment.
Professor David Bernstein presents these findings during his inaugural lecture on 15 June. Should these results be confirmed in the entire research group, this may prove to be the first effective treatment for psychopathy.