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The Relationship Between Borderline Personality Symptomatology and Somatic Preoccupation Among Internal Medicine Outpatients

The Relationship Between Borderline Personality Symptomatology and Somatic Preoccupation Among Internal Medicine Outpatients

Prim Care Companion J Clin Psychiatry. 2008; 10(4): 286–290. PMCID: PMC2528239 Randy A. Sansone, M.D., Nighat A. Tahir, M.D., Victoria R. Buckner, D.O., and Michael W. Wiederman, Ph.D. Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Objective: In this study, we examined the relationship between borderline personality symptomatology and somatic preoccupation among a sample of internal medicine outpatients. Method: Using a cross-sectional approach and a sample…

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Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression

Borderline Personality and Externalized Aggression

Innov Clin Neurosci. 2012 Mar; 9(3): 23–26. Published online 2012 Mar. PMCID: PMC3342993 Randy A. Sansone, MD and Lori A. Sansone, MD Author information ► Copyright and License information ► This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Individuals with borderline personality disorder are diagnostically and clinically characterized by self-harm behavior, as indicated by the criterion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition, Text Revision, “recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures, or threats, or self-mutilating…

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Borderline Personality Disorder and Ability to Read Emotions

Borderline Personality Disorder and Ability to Read Emotions

The ability to decode emotions is a basic social skill. Knowing whether the people you’re with are happy, angry, fearful, or sad will help you gauge how exactly to interact with them. In people with borderline personality, who are defined in part by their difficulties in relationships, the risk would seem greater than for most. On the one hand, they may become highly attuned to the facial expressions of the people they’re with, so as to determine whether they’re going…

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Psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality d… : Current Opinion in Psychiatry

Psychotic symptoms in patients with borderline personality d… : Current Opinion in Psychiatry

Schroeder, Katrina; Fisher, Helen L.b; Schäfer, Ingoa Current Opinion in Psychiatry: January 2013 – Volume 26 – Issue 1 – p 113–119 doi: 10.1097/YCO.0b013e32835a2ae7 PERSONALITY DISORDERS: Edited by Charles B. Pull and Aleksandar Janca   Abstract Purpose of review The aim of this article is to review findings on the prevalence, phenomenology and treatment of psychotic features in borderline personality disorder (BPD), and to discuss factors that might be related to their occurrence. Recent findings Of patients with BPD about 20–50% report…

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Compulsive Lying and Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

Compulsive Lying and Borderline Personality Disorder – Borderline Personality Treatment | Borderline Personality Treatment

  by Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment in Related Conditions, BPD Symptoms People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) often have trouble relating to other people, causing instability in their interpersonal relationships. If you have BPD, you may feel as though you need to secure extra assurance from others to help you maintain your relationships, which can result in the impulse to lie. Compulsive lying, or mythomania, can be common in people with Borderline Personality Disorder. This is because people with BPD…

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Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion | Psychiatric Times

Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Case of Diagnostic Confusion | Psychiatric Times

    February 01, 1996 | Antisocial Personality Disorder, Addiction, DSM IV, Personality Disorders By Robert D. Hare, PhD A Secret Service agent recently asked if I was familiar with a 1992 FBI report that almost half of the killers of law enforcement officers met the criteria for antisocial personality. I replied that I had not seen the report but that the finding did not seem surprising or noteworthy to me. My comment was based on the assumption that the…

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15 Things Not To Do With Someone With Borderline Personality | Caregivers, Family & Friends

15 Things Not To Do With Someone With Borderline Personality | Caregivers, Family & Friends

By Támara Hill, MS, LPC ~ 7 min read   Do you know the  things you should do or the things you should say to someone with borderline personality disorder (BPD)? If not, join the millions of people who don’t. It is challenging to know what to say, how to say it, and when to say it to avoid problems, challenges, or conflicts with someone who has BPD. Things get even worse if there are other individuals with BPD around….

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The Paradox of Psychopathy | Psychiatric Times

The Paradox of Psychopathy | Psychiatric Times

By Sravanthi Pajerla, MD and Alan R. Felthous, MD But what about psychopathic disorders? Persons with these disorders are usually considered untreatable and cannot be involuntarily admitted to a hospital. Yet psychopathy is the disorder that is most predictive of a person’s future aggression and foreseeable harm to others. Antisocial personality disorder is one of the few mental disorders for which aggressive behavior is a diagnostic criterion.1 “Irritability and aggressiveness, as indicated by repeated physical fights or assaults,” is 1…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis in Clinical Practice

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis in Clinical Practice

      Psychotherapy  © 2012 American Psychological  Association 2012, Vol. 49, No. 2,  258 –270 0033-3204/12/$12.00    DOI:  10.1037/a0028256   PRACTICE REVIEW Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis in Clinical Practice Harry J. Sivec and Vicki L. Montesano Northeast Ohio Medical University   Harry J. Sivec and Vicki L. Montesano, Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center, Department of Psychiatry, Northeast Ohio Medical University. This research was supported in part by a grant to the BeST Center from The Margaret Clark…

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Psychotherapy for People with Antisocial Personality Disorder

Psychotherapy for People with Antisocial Personality Disorder

  by Farid Chakhssi, Ph.D., Corine de Ruiter, Ph.D., & David Bernstein, Ph.D. Editor’s note: Drs. Chakhssi, de Ruiter, and Bernstein recently published an article, along with their co-author Dr. Truus Kersten, titled “Treating the untreatable: A single case study of a psychopathic inpatient treated with schema therapy” in Psychotherapy.   Chakhssi, F., de Ruiter, C., & Bernstein,B. (2014, November). Psychotherapy for individuals with psychopathy/antisocial personality disorder: A new frontier. [Web Article]. Retrieved from http://www.societyforpsychotherapy.org/psychotherapy-for-individuals-with-psychopathy-antisocial-personality-disorder   Can individuals with psychopathy be treated? From…

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