Walking the Line
Impulsive? Unstable? No emotional control? While at first glance these might seem like symptoms of a number of mental health problems, they could be signs of borderline personality disorder (BPD). What was once thought of as irregular (“borderline”) forms of existing mental disorders, the illness was recognized for the first time as a separate disorder in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-III) in 1980.
Patient Views of BPD Treatments
Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, is a common treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) and reduces symptoms. New research asked for the patient perspectives about how the treatments were working.
Comparing Therapies for Borderline
A variety of therapies can be used to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD). New research compares two types to see how well they help people suffering from BPD.
Good Relationships may Decrease Suicide Risk
Suicide attempts are common for people with borderline personality disorder (BPD). New research looks into the predictors of suicide in patients with BPD with aims at designing treatments to offset the risk.
Predicting Dropout Will Help Treat BPD
One obstacle in treating patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is the frequent discontinuation of therapy. New research shows that causes for dropout are identifiable and possibly preventable.
Reading Emotion From Faces
Teens with borderline personality disorder may have decreased ability to read minor facial expressions of emotion. This difference may help to explain relationship difficulties for people with this disorder.
Bullying Disintegrates Personality
Emotional and physical abuse experienced by children affects them in more ways then one, and new research suggests it can cause long-term patterns of inner-torment, regardless of the source. While previous investigations have demonstrated parental abuse to be “a potent predictor” that a child will develop borderline personality disorder (BPD), researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. came together to add bullying to the mix. In their recent study, the team of four medical professionals concluded, “Intentional harm inflicted by peers is a precursor or marker on the trajectory t...
Although the concept of cognitive therapy was developed decades ago, only recent studies analyzed its effects on borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Deep in the Mind of a Teenager
Are your teens acting out and doing things that aren’t making sense? It might be a borderline personality disorder - this can be serious and needs medical treatment.