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Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

  May 01, 2012 | By Robert J. Gregory, MD Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are often high users of health care and may present with multiple crises and minor incidents of self-harm or threats.1 As with the boy who cried wolf, inpatient consultants and health care providers may end up feeling manipulated and may not take suicide risk very seriously. CASE VIGNETTE Ms A, a 22-year-old, was brought to the emergency department (ED) by ambulance; she had overdosed…

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New Insights Into Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

New Insights Into Narcissistic Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

February 29, 2016 | By Elsa Ronningstam, PhD Despite its survival and final inclusion in DSM-5, narcissistic personality disorder remains a controversial diagnosis. With a lifetime prevalence of 6.2%, it is less frequently identified in psychiatric settings but more often seen in private practice and applied to higher-functioning patients.1,2 Conceptualizations and diagnostic definitions of narcissistic personality disorder have primarily focused on the more strikingly provocative, self-enhancing, entitled interpersonal behaviors and attitudes that tend to capture the attention of clinicians rather…

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Comorbidities in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

Comorbidities in Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

January 09, 2013 By Robert S. Biskin, MDCM and Joel Paris, MD Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is frequently seen in clinical practice. Over the past 2 decades, research on BPD has increased substantially, with concomitant specialized psychotherapies that have been proved to be effective. A number of pharmacological agents have also been investigated, but results have been mixed.1 One of the enduring challenges in treating patients with BPD is that only a minority have straightforward clinical presentations with no comorbidity….

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Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications

Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications

Special article 1Medical specialist in Legal and Forensic Medicine and in Psychiatry, Psychologist and Doctor in Psychology, Forensic physician in the “Juzgado de Instruccion” (Instruction Courts) of Madrid 2Cibersam, Facultad de Psicología, Universidad del País Vasco   Actas Esp Psiquiatr 2010;38(5):249-261   Violence and personality disorders: clinical and forensic implications Violencia y trastornos de la personalidad: implicaciones clínicas forenses Several studies have provided strong evidence that personality disorders (PD) represent a significant clinical risk for violence. This review has aimed…

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Borderline personality disorder and violence in the UK population: categorical and dimensional trait assessment

Borderline personality disorder and violence in the UK population: categorical and dimensional trait assessment

González et al. BMC Psychiatry  (2016) 16:180 DOI 10.1186/s12888-016-0885-7 Rafael A. González1,2, Artemis Igoumenou3*, Constantinos Kallis3 and Jeremy W. Coid3 * Correspondence: a.igoumenou@qmul.ac.uk 3Violence Prevention Research Unit, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK Full list of author information is available at the end of the article © 2016 The Author(s). Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided…

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The prevalence of personality disorders in Portuguese male prison inmates: Implications for penitentiary treatment

The prevalence of personality disorders in Portuguese male prison inmates: Implications for penitentiary treatment

    Análise Psicológica (2015), 3 (XXXIII): 279-290                                                                                                                                                                                        doi: 10.14417/ap.975 Nélio Brazão* / Carolina da Motta* / Daniel Rijo* / José Pinto-Gouveia* * CINEICC – Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental, Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra Submissão: 05/11/2014                                                                                                  Aceitação: 28/04/2015   Prison inmates are known to be a population with a high prevalence of mental disorders. Most of these disorders are chronic and difficult to treat, particularly in what…

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The role of antisocial and borderline personality features in substance dependence among incarcerated females

The role of antisocial and borderline personality features in substance dependence among incarcerated females

    Addictive Behaviors 32 (2007) 1131 – 1145   Alexander L. Chapman a,⁎, Tony  Cellucci b a Department of Psychology (RCB 5246), Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 b Department of Psychology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID 83201-8112,  USA ⁎  Corresponding author. Tel.: +1 604 268 6932; fax: +1 604 291 3427. E-mail address: alchapma@sfu.ca (A.L. Chapman). 0306-4603/$ – see front matter © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. doi:10.1016/j.addbeh.2006.08.001   Abstract This study…

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Ethical Considerations in Treatment of Personality Dysfunction: Using Evidence, Principles, and Clinical Judgment

Ethical Considerations in Treatment of Personality Dysfunction: Using Evidence, Principles, and Clinical Judgment

    Jeffrey  J. Magnavita Independent practice, Glastonbury, CT Kenneth  N. Levy Pennsylvania  State University       Kenneth  L. Critchfield University of Utah Neuropsychiatric  Institute Jay  L. Lebow The Family Institute at  Northwestern   JEFFREY J. MAGNAVITA received his PhD from the University of Con- necticut. He maintains an independent practice in Glastonbury, CT, and is an affiliate medical staff member at Hartford Hospital and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center. His areas of professional interests include unified clinical science and…

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The role of impulsivity in antisocial and violent behaviour and personality disorders among incarcerated women.

The role of impulsivity in antisocial and violent behaviour and personality disorders among incarcerated women.

  IRINA KOMAROVSKAYA ANN BOOKER LOPER JANET WARREN University of Virginia This study investigated the relationships among impulsivity, antisocial and violent behavior, and personality disorders in 590 female inmates of a maximum-security female prison. Measures included the Barratt Impulsivity Scale, Prison Violence Inventory, Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Personality Disorders Screening Questionnaire, numbers of institutional infractions recorded in inmate files, and violent versus nonviolent offending. Results showed that impulsivity was associated with personality psychopathology and aggressive and antisocial behavior. In…

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