Differential Diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has a wide range of symptoms and clinical features that overlap with other diagnostic categories. Diagnosis is important because different disorders respond to different forms of treatment. Differential diagnosis is particularly relevant for distinguishing BPD from bipolar spectrum disorders, requiring a careful evaluation of affective instability and hypomania. BPD may also be confused with major depression, schizophrenia, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Source: The Psychiatric Clinics of North America - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research

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ConclusionInitially we assumed that participants with HF would have more knowledge about end-of-life care due to their shortened life expectancy, however, we found this was not true. In order to better prepare patients with HF and an ICD for the end-of-life, shared decision making and open lines of communication between providers, patients, and their families should be encouraged.
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 November 2018Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Tom A. Fuchs, Caila B. Vaughn, Ralph H.B. Benedict, Bianca Weinstock-Guttman, Sanjeevani Choudhery, Keith Carolus, Patrick Rooney, Kira Ashton, Deepa Ramasamy, Dejan Jakimovski, Robert Zivadinov, Michael G. DwyerAbstractBackgroundFatigue, a frequent and disabling symptom for people with multiple sclerosis (PwMS), inconsistently correlates with white matter (WM) pathology. Network-based analysis, accounting for the manner in which lesions disrupt networks of structurally connected gray matter (GM) regions, may provid...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionA bidirectional association between asthma and depression was observed in this study.
Source: The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion. These results indicated that the XNJY decoction exerts an obvious antidepressant effect, which may be due to the regulation of the BDNF/ERK/CREB signaling pathway. PMID: 30410555 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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Source: PsyBlog | Psychology Blog - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Depression Loneliness Social Media Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsAn exhaustive review of suicide deaths data from forensic sources has led to an improvement in the under-reported statistical information. It also improves the knowledge of the method of suicide and personal characteristics.ResumenIntroducciónLa vigilancia y prevención de la conducta suicida requiere, entre otros datos, conocer con precisión las muertes por suicidio (MPS). Frecuentemente existe una infradeclaración o mala clasificación de las MPS en las estadísticas oficiales de mortalidad. El objetivo del estudio es analizar la infradeclaración de la estadí...
Source: Revista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsEIEM is an appropriate measurement tool to assess personal stigma in a Spanish population with severe mental disorder, at least in those with a diagnosis of schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.ResumenIntroducciónEn ocasiones los pacientes con esquizofrenia asumen como propio el estigma social relacionado con la enfermedad y se origina el denominado estigma personal. El estigma personal implica el autoestigma (interiorización de estereotipos negativos), el estigma percibido (percepción de rechazo) y el estigma experimentado (experiencias de discriminación). El estigma personal se...
Source: Revista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe most important variables associated with depression were poor perceived physical health, presence of difficulties in ADL, and female gender.ResumenIntroducciónLa depresión es un trastorno psiquiátrico incapacitante y frecuente en la edad adulta asociado a mayor mortalidad y discapacidad funcional.ObjetivosDeterminar la asociación de las variables clínicas y sociodemográficas con la depresión, en una muestra de personas mayores de 50 años residentes en España, y comparar la prevalencia de depresión con los demás países del est...
Source: Revista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 November 2018Source: Revista de Psiquiatría y Salud Mental (English Edition)Author(s): Maite Santurtún, Ana Santurtún, María T. ZarrabeitiaAbstractIntroductionSuicide is an important public health problem, it represents one of the major causes of unnatural death, and there are many factors that affect the risk of suicidal behaviour. The present study analyzes the temporal and spatial variations of mortality by suicide in Spain and its relationship with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita.Material and methodsA retrospective study was performed, in which d...
Source: Revista de Psiquiatria y Salud Mental - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionGut flora is sensitive to both internal and environmental stimuli and the synthesis of some key molecules that participate in the epigenetic modulation of gene expression. Therefore, it is possible that gut flora is a converging point where environmental factors interact with genetic and epigenetic factors in the pathogenesis of SZ.
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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