Dr. John Gunderson, 76, Dies; Defined Borderline Personality Disorder

“ He was the first person to look systematically at the data and figure out what the heck this diagnosis really meant, ” a colleague said.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Gunderson, Dr. John Deaths (Obituaries) Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Borderline Personality Disorder Mental Health and Disorders Harvard University Source Type: news

Related Links:

AbstractAimsRecent iterations of behavior therapy emphasize transdiagnostic processes highlighting commonalities of human experience, mindfulness, language, and acceptance. In contrast to traditional treatment models —which emphasize symptom reduction—these therapies instead prioritize improving quality of life and life engagement. Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) is one such approach with over 300 randomized controlled trials, 40 meta-analyses, and countless uncontrolled studies published on its use. ACT not only shares features of many existing evidence-based treatments for borderline personality disor...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Violence in BPD patients is expressed particularly towards intimate partners and known persons, usually in the homes of perpetrators. Anger, impulsivity and avoiding abandonment are traits associated with violence while suicidal behaviour, identity disturbance and affective instability are not. These patients are disproportionately found in higher levels of secure care although most violence occurs in the community. In males it is more likely driven by substance use, often at transition from adolescence to adulthood, while more severe borderline pathology is implicated in women. Early identification of an at-r...
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe and heterogeneous mental disorder that is known to have the onset in young age, often in adolescence. For this reason, it is of fundamental importance to identify clinical conditions of childhood and adolescence that present a high risk to evolve in BPD. Investigations indicate that early borderline pathology (before 19 years) predict long-term deficits in functioning, and a higher percentage of these patients continue to present some BPD symptoms up to 20 years. There is a general accordance among investigators that good competence in both childhood and early adulthood is ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Reinhard MA, Dewald-Kaufmann J, Wüstenberg T, Musil R, Barton BB, Jobst A, Padberg F Abstract Social exclusion (ostracism) is a major psychosocial factor contributing to the development and persistence of psychiatric disorders and is also related to their social stigma. However, its specific role in different disorders is not evident, and comprehensive social psychology research on ostracism has rather focused on healthy individuals and less on psychiatric patients. Here, we systematically review experimental studies investigating psychological and physiological reactions to ostracism in different res...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Childhood maltreatment is one of many risk factors for borderline personality disorder (BPD). However, not all individuals with BPD report histories of childhood maltreatment. Therefore, it is necessary to identify factors that contextualize the relation b...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
ConclusionsThe conclusions seem promising for specific effectiveness of responsive treatments in particular in the interpersonal problem area of BPD. Identifying social interaction patterns early in treatment may be a crucial pathway to change for BPD.Practitioner points Responsive therapy activating social interaction patterns may be crucial for better outcome. Future research should focus on mechanisms of change in early treatment phases for BPD. New scale for assessing social interaction patterns specific to borderline personality disorder.
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
AbstractSocial exclusion (ostracism) is a major psychosocial factor contributing to the development and persistence of psychiatric disorders and is also related to their social stigma. However, its specific role in different disorders is not evident, and comprehensive social psychology research on ostracism has rather focused on healthy individuals and less on psychiatric patients. Here, we systematically review experimental studies investigating psychological and physiological reactions to ostracism in different responses of psychiatric disorders. Moreover, we propose a theoretical model of the interplay between psychiatr...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
BACKGROUND: Self-injurious behaviour has historically been associated with borderline personality disorder. Nevertheless, over recent years, it has been reported in numerous neurological syndromes, especially hyperkinesias. CASE REPORT: Two cases of [Spino...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Each year, the first full week in October has been designated as MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK to raise awareness, educate the public, fight stigma and help support children and adults living with a mental health condition. This year, the dates are October 6th through the 9th.Here Are Some Statistics19.1% of U.S.adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.4.6%of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.16.5%of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 million people)3.7% o...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns mental health Source Type: blogs
Each year, the first full week in October has been designated as MENTAL ILLNESS AWARENESS WEEK to raise awareness, educate the public, fight stigma and help support children and adults living with a mental health condition. This year, the dates are October 6th through the 9th.Here are some Statistics19.1% of U.S. adults experienced mental illness in 2018 (47.6 million people). This represents 1 in 5 adults.4.6% of U.S. adults experienced serious mental illness in 2018 (11.4 million people). This represents 1 in 25 adults.16.5% of U.S. youth aged 6-17 experienced a mental health disorder in 2016 (7.7 mil...
Source: Dr. Deborah Serani - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: awareness campaigns mental health Source Type: blogs
More News: Borderline Personality Disorder | Harvard | Health | Men | Psychiatry