Grace under pressure: personality disorder and society.

Dr Steve Pearce

Dr Steve Pearce from Oxfordshire’s Complex Needs Service


Personality disorder is a common but misunderstood psychiatric category. The media mostly only report it in association with serious crimes. The NHS has tended not to prioritise it. The future of the government’s ‘Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder’ project is uncertain.

And yet the vast majority of sufferers have committed no crimes, but live much of their lives in a constrained or miserable way, not establishing the connections and satisfactions most of us take for granted.

Steve Pearce, a psychiatrist who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorder and leads a nationally commissioned service in Oxfordshire, will outline some of the features of this neglected area of mental health practice.


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Event Details
Date 29 Jan 2013
Time 19:00 – 21:30
Venue Science Oxford, 1 – 5 London Place, Oxford
Type Awareness