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"Required Treatment is Unavailable"

About: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Adult mental health

(as the patient),

I have been diagnosed with Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (formerly known as Borderline Personality Disorder) and the main and most effective treatment for this is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), however this therapy seems unavailable within Derby.

After being diagnosed by a psychiatrist, I was simply told to self-refer to 'Talking Mental Health Derby', a team that specialise in general counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - a team that I do not feel are suitable to deal with personality disorders, and left with no further help or support.


Response from Gary Stokes, Head of Patient Experience & Service Delivery, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for taking time to post your comments.

In order that we may help you coud you please contact our Patient Experince team,

either by telephoning: 01332 623718

or emailing to:

They will be able to take further details and assist you.

Thank you

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