Posts Tagged ‘borderline personality disorder’

By On February 19th, 2019

Individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder face high risk for premature death

People living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) face a particularly high risk for dying early from a number of causes, including suicide and cardiovascular failure, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. The results highlight the unique need to screen individuals with BPD for suicidal thoughts, physical health issues, and…


By On November 28th, 2018

Brain scans reveal changes in teen girls who commit self-harm

Self-harm such as cutting is typically considered a sign of mental illnesses such as depression, social anxiety disorder, or bipolar disorder. But new findings suggest that self-harm may be linked to brain changes most similar to a different mental illness – borderline personality disorder. The report, published this month in the journal Development and Psychopathology,…


By On January 25th, 2016

Research Suggests BPD Is An Emotional Dysregulation Disorder

A recent study shows dysfunctional dorsolateral prefrontal and limbic brain regions are a major feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The findings help support the concept that BPD is an emotional dysregulation disorder. “Taken together, neuroimaging studies suggest that dysfunctional frontolimbic brain regions underlie the ‘emotional turmoil’ in patients with [borderline personality disorder (BPD)]. To…


By On April 24th, 2015

Study Shows Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder Are Equally Debilitating

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) causes deterioration in people’s psychiatric and physical health similar to those experienced by individuals with bipolar disorder, according to a new report published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. “Despite the clinical and public health significance of both of these disorders, it sometimes seems as if BPD lives in the shadow…


By On October 2nd, 2014

Untreated Eating Disorders May Cause Death

Last month, I attended the Oklahoma Eating Disorders Association’s (OEDA) second annual conference.  Having thought that I was fairly knowledgeable about disordered eating, I was stunned to learn that an eating disorder diagnosis has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric diagnosis.   A clinician in the audience asked the presenter, Ed Tyson, MD, FAED, if…


By On August 25th, 2014

Drug Used To Treat Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Shows Promise In Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

Researchers have identified numerous medications that could potentially help treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), but so far none have been formally approved. Now, a study in AJP in Advance shows that quetiapine, an antipsychotic intended for treatment of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, may potentially work as therapy for BPD. The team of researchers led by…


By On July 8th, 2014

New Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder Shows Promise

A group of Swiss researchers believe to have found a new type of psychotherapy effective for treating borderline personality disorder, according to their report in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. They believe motive-oriented therapeutic relationship (MOTR) is a particularly helpful therapeutic ingredient in the early treatment phase of patients with personality disorders, especially…


By On May 30th, 2014

How to spot someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

For me, spotting someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a gut reaction.  I tend to be triggered in a particular emotional way when I encounter someone struggling with BPD.  This is my first reaction, and then as the interaction continues I can gather the information necessary to fit the person’s reported emotions and behavior…


By On March 12th, 2014

Borderline Personality Disorder Isn’t A “Women’s Disorder”

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a long history of being misunderstood. Now recognized as a unique and serious mental illness, BPD was initially thought to be atypical or “borderline” versions of other mental illnesses (hence the name). However, this was only because patients with severe BPD are prone to brief psychotic episodes, and the community…


By On April 14th, 2013

Online Game Can Diagnose Personality Disorder

By using an online strategy game, researchers noticed that individuals with borderline personality disorder played so erratically that they could be diagnosed by the other individual they played with. As reported by Medical Xpress, the healthy individuals playing the game gave up on strategy when playing against those with borderline personality disorder because they were…

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