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Assessing the severity of borderline personality disorder

Assessing the severity of borderline personality disorder

Paul Moran, Mike J. Crawford The British Journal of Psychiatry Sep 2013, 203 (3) 163-164; DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.128249 Declaration of interest P.M. has received honorarium payment from Roskilde University for speaking on the topic of personality disorder. Abstract The identification of a reliable and valid severity index for borderline personality disorder has vexed researchers for decades. A simple, clinically intuitive severity index for borderline personality disorder with predictive validity has now been identified. This index could usefully guide treatment planning, but…

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Neurocognitive Deficits Associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder in Non-treatment-seeking Young Adults

Neurocognitive Deficits Associated with Antisocial Personality Disorder in Non-treatment-seeking Young Adults

Samuel R. Chamberlain, Katie L. Derbyshire, Eric W. Leppink and Jon E. Grant Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online June 2016, 44 (2) 218-225; Abstract Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is a relatively common problem, but the neuropsychological profile of affected individuals has seldom been studied outside of criminal justice recruitment settings. Non–treatment-seeking young adults (18–29 years) were recruited from the general community by media advertisements. Participants with ASPD (n = 17), free from substance use…

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Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bulimia

Connection Between Borderline Personality Disorder and Bulimia

  February 15, 2017 Contributor: Camille Williams, MA, LCPC, Eating Disorder Specialist at Timberline Knolls Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by intense emotions, impulsivity, and experiencing life in extremes. Individuals with BPD have a difficult time managing their emotions effectively because of the intensity of the emotions experienced. Emotions can influence the use of impulsive behaviors as a way of coping and because of the lack of rational cognition accessible. This can look like a rollercoaster life with emotions…

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The Ethics of a Genetic Screening Study for Antisocial Personality Disorder With Mesoamericans

The Ethics of a Genetic Screening Study for Antisocial Personality Disorder With Mesoamericans

    Case Study in the Ethics of Mental Health Research Maria-Virginia Rodriguez, MD, FACS   Abstract: This article contains an analysis of a research ethics committee’s (REC) concerns about a study protocol involving genetic screening for anti- social personality disorder. The study was proposed by US university re- searchers and to be conducted with Mesoamerican populations in the United States and in their countries of origin. The analysis explains why the study was not considered ethical by the REC,…

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Dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder in the Family

Dealing with Borderline Personality Disorder in the Family

When there’s a family member diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, BPD, it can be frustrating, difficult, chaotic and distressing for all concerned. Often, family members are at a total loss when first attempting to deal with their loved one with BPD. But it doesn’t have to be this way. There are some effective ways to help gain perspective and learn how to more effectively deal with BPD in the family. The National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) has some…

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Long-term impact of temporary and persistent personality disorder on anxiety and depressive disorders

Long-term impact of temporary and persistent personality disorder on anxiety and depressive disorders

  First published: 11 January 2016Full publication history DOI: 10.1002/pmh.1324  View/save citation Cited by (CrossRef): 5 articles Check for updates Abstract Background It is of interest to know if temporary and persistent personality disorders are associated with different outcomes. Method A cohort of 210 people with anxiety and depressive disorders was followed up on nine occasions over 12 years. During this study, personality status was assessed at baseline and after 2 years using two methods, one linked to the new International Classification…

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Decision Making and Personality Disorders

Decision Making and Personality Disorders

  See discussions, stats, and author profiles for this publication at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/233574810   Decision Making and Personality Disorders Article in Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy · April 2002 DOI: 10.1891/jcop.16.2.209.63991 CITATIONS 11 READS 234 1 author:   Robert L Leahy Weill Cornell Medical College 68 PUBLICATIONS 1,246 CITATIONS Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy: An International Quarterly, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2002    Decision Making and Personality Disorders Robert L. Leahy American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, and Weill-Cornell University Medical College, New York…

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Preserved Error-Monitoring in Borderline Personality Disorder Patients with and without Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Behaviors

Preserved Error-Monitoring in Borderline Personality Disorder Patients with and without Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Behaviors

    RESEARCH ARTICLE Daniel Vega1,2,3, Adrià Vilà-Balló3, Àngel Soto1, Julià Amengual3, Joan Ribas1, Rafael Torrubia2, Antoni Rodríguez-Fornells3,4,5, Josep Marco-Pallarés3,4,6* Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Consorci Sanitari de l’Anoia, Igualada, Barcelona, Spain, Unitat de Psicologia Mèdica, Departament de Psiquiatria i Medicina Legal & Institut de Neurociències, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain, 3 Cognition and Brain Plasticity Group, Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute- IDIBELL, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain, 4 Department of Basic Psychology-Campus Bellvitge, University of Barcelona, L’Hospitalet…

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Why “fast and furious”?

Borderline Personality Disorder: Why “fast and furious”?

  Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health Advance Access published February 28, 2016 Martin Brüne Address for correspondence: Prof. Dr Martin Brüne, LWL University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Preventive Medicine, Division of Cognitive Neuropsychiatry and Psychiatric Preventive Medicine, Ruhr-University Bochum, Alexandrinenstr. 1, D-44791 Bochum, Germany. Phone: +49-234-5077-1130, fax: +49-234-5077-1329, e-mail: martin.bruene@rub.de Word count: 6,652 © The Author(s) 2016. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health. This is an Open Access…

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The influence of obsessive compulsive symptoms on the course of anorexia nervosa

The influence of obsessive compulsive symptoms on the course of anorexia nervosa

  Psychiatr. Pol. 2014; 48(3): 429–439 PL ISSN 0033-2674 www.psychiatriapolska.pl   Magda Błachno, Anita Bryńska, Celina Tomaszewicz-Libudzic, Gabriela Jagielska, Tomasz Srebnicki, Tomasz Wolańczyk Department of Child Psychiatry, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland Head: prof. dr hab. n. med. T. Wolańczyk   Summary Objective: to assess the prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or OC symptoms in patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and to find a possible relationship between the presence of OC symptoms and the course of AN. Method: 137 adolescent…

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