Year: 1984 Source: Psychiatric Quarterly, v.56, no.4, (Winter 1984), p.247-258 SIEC No: 19870770

Hospitalization is an important component in the treatment of some borderline patients, yet features of the borderline syndrome make the decision to hospitalize a complex one. Alternatives to hospitalization are considered as well as indications for the use of the hospital in the treatment of these patients. The roles of brief hospitalization & extended inpatient treatment are considered separately. 22 Refs. (LH)