Posts Tagged ‘BPD’

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 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 December 12th, 2014

American Psychiatric Association Updates Guidelines For Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

The American Psychiatric Association has updated its Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder to include more recent data and improved treatment strategies implemented since the 2001 release of the previous version. Recent findings have shown that the five-factor model – through which patients must present with five of nine criteria…


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…

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