Working With Severe Personality Disorders
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 20, Number 1, January 2022
Dan H. Buie, MD
Psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and associate professor of psychiatry, Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA. Author of numerous publications on empathy, aggression, suicide, and borderline personality disorder, including the classic article “Countertransference Hate in the Treatment of Suicidal Patients,” which he coauthored with Terry Maltsberger in 1974 (Maltsberger JT and Buie DH, Arch Gen Psychiatry 1974;30(5):625–633).
Interview by Marcia L. Zuckerman, MD.
Board member of The Carlat Psychiatry Report; outpatient psychiatrist, Hallmark Health, Medford, MA; clinical assistant professor in psychiatry, Tufts School of Medicine.
Dr. Buie and Dr. Zuckerman have disclosed no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
Psychoanalyst Dan Buie, MD, addresses the powerful emotions that can build up – or tear down – the therapeutic relationship when working with severe personality disorders and other “difficult” patients.