Genital self-mutilation in an attempt of suicide by a patient with a borderline personality - Aalouane R, Rammouz I, Hafidi H, Boujraf S.
Self-mutilation acts are known to characterize the borderline personality disorders. However, voluntary cutting of the male genital organ remains extremely rare. The present paper reports a case of a 25-years-old young male with a borderline personality. T... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder
Blaise Aguirre and Gillian Galen, both based out of Harvard Medical School, have written a book that is one part guide, one part Buddhist manual, and one part scientific compendium. That may sound like almost too much to cover in a mere 181 pages of text, but the authors pull it off splendidly. Mindfulness for Borderline Personality Disorder: Relieve Your Suffering Using the Core Skill of Dialectical Behavior Therapy is meant to improve the lives of those living with or touched by Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). The science flows and the narration is easy to read; the guide is helpful rather than over...
Source: Psych Central - August 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Shannon Fitzgerald Tags: Book Reviews Borderline Personality General Psychology Psychotherapy Relaxation and Meditation Aguirre Behavior Therapy Big Picture Blaise Bliss Borderline Personality Disorder Buddhist Philosophy Compendium Core Skill Denial Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder in the Movies
Movie scriptwriters often are clueless about the mental disorders they wish their characters to portray. Putting the right family dynamics with the right disorder is even rarer. However, sometimes a movie can get things so right it is scary. Such was the case with two movies about borderline personality disorder, "Frances" and, especially, "Thirteen."read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - July 22, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: David M. Allen, M.D. Tags: Child Development Media Parenting Personality anne hathaway beautiful mind Borderline Personality Disorder borderline personality disorder bpd destructive myths fatal attraction Frances, galls Girl Interrupted glenn close holly Source Type: news

Couples Counseling With High Conflict People
"Be prepared for your partner to try to use the sessions as a forum for blaming you, just as she does at home. A good therapist will stop this behavior, and will instead focus on getting couples out of the blame game and into taking responsibility for their own part of the problems in the relationship."read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - July 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Personality Relationships blog Borderline Personality Disorder brain conflict emotions faults intelligence lcsw marriage marriage counseling marriage counselor maxim millionth time mistake personality disorders rage spe Source Type: news

Neuronal Correlates of Social Cognition in BPDNeuronal Correlates of Social Cognition in BPD
Utilizing fMRI, this study investigated the neuronal basis of stages of social cognition, such as face processing and emotion recognition, in patients with borderline personality disorder. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Families on the Line Using Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
The website Families On The Line, created by Marie-Paule de Valdivia, begins with an unusual welcome. (Only if you’re a stranger to mental illness, that is.) I am guessing you are here because you are exhausted. And perhaps also scared, and so very sad. But hanging on to a little bit of hope … You are a mom or a dad, a sibling or a spouse, or an adult child of someone who is so frequently “out of control” — either with anger or with sadness. This person in your life experiences a lot of emotional dysregulation, you see that they suffer greatly, and you do too …. The welcome for the wea...
Source: Psych Central - July 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Lisa A. Miles Tags: Borderline Personality DBT Disorders Family General Parenting Psychotherapy Treatment Adult Child Bipolar Bipolar Disorder Borderline Personality Disorder Commonality Crises Crux Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Emotional Dys Source Type: news

Easing Partner Pain: Six Levels of Validation
Validating your loved one may not be easy, but it is worth it. Marsha Linehan's six levels of validation can help you support your loved one by showing you are present and listening. read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - July 10, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Kate Thieda, MS, LPCA, NCC Tags: Relationships Borderline Personality Disorder broken bone compassion fatigue dialectical behavior therapy intense emotion key point level increases Marsha Linehan mental illness mental illnesses subjective experience uncomfortable Source Type: news

Genetic modulation of borderline personality disorder: Systematic review and meta-analysis - Calati R, Gressier F, Balestri M, Serretti A.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a highly prevalent psychiatric disorder with high morbidity and mortality. Early theories ascribed an environmental etiology of BPD, but growing evidence supports a genetic vulnerability as well. The primary aim of ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder
Reliable information about Borderline Personality Disorder from the National Institute of Mental Health. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - July 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Association of childhood-trauma-by-primary caregiver and affect dysregulation with borderline personality disorder symptoms in adulthood - van Dijke A, Ford JD, van Son M, Frank L, van der Hart O.
Potentially traumatizing experiences by a primary caregiver during childhood (TPC) may lead to affect dysregulation, which is a hallmark of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adulthood. Path analyses with bootstrap confidence intervals were used to e... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Is comorbid borderline personality disorder in patients with major depressive episode and bipolarity a developmental subtype? Findings from the international BRIDGE study - Perugi G, Angst J, Azorin JM, Bowden C, Vieta E, Young AH.
BACKGROUND: The nature of the relationship between bipolar disorder (BD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) is controversial. The aim of this study was to characterize the clinical profile of patients with BD and comorbid BPD in a world-wide sample ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Emotion differentiation as a protective factor against nonsuicidal self-injury in borderline personality disorder - Zaki LF, Coifman KG, Rafaeli E, Berenson KR, Downey G.
Evidence that nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) serves a maladaptive emotion regulation function in borderline personality disorder (BPD) has drawn attention to processes that may increase risk for NSSI by exacerbating negative emotion, such as rumination. Ho... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 26, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Predictors of suicide threats in patients with borderline personality disorder over 16 years of prospective follow-up - Wedig MM, Frankenburg FR, Bradford Reich D, Fitzmaurice G, Zanarini MC.
Despite their impact on interpersonal relationships and health resources, suicide threats are not often studied in those with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The primary aim of this study was to examine clinically relevant predictors of suicide thre... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Living In the Moment Decreases Suffering
Mindfulness asks family members to observe what is actually going on by simply noticing the events unfolding; to describe these events by putting words to what they notice; and to fully participate in the moment by acting with full awareness in the moment. Our lives are so busy that it is easy to get distracted. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - June 13, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Parenting Personality accurate diagnosis aguirre biologist Borderline Personality Disorder BPD cognitive behavioral therapy core components core skill dialectical behavioral therapy galen gillian how to pay attention jon kabat Source Type: news

Dialectical behaviour therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder after childhood sexual abuse in patients with and without borderline personality disorder: a randomised controlled trial - Bohus M, Dyer AS, Priebe K, Krüger A, Kleindienst N, Schmahl C, Niedtfeld I, Steil R.
Background: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with co-occurring severe psychopathology such as borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a frequent sequel of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). CSA-related PTSD has been effectively treated through cognitive-b... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 8, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

What If You Hurt ALL the Time?
When pain and exhaustion are constant and unrelenting it feels hopeless. Yet even the worst chronic conditions have some variation. Finding and understanding these subtle differences opens the possibility of more significant improvement.read more (Source: Psychology Today Depression Center)
Source: Psychology Today Depression Center - June 7, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Deborah Barrett, Ph.D., LCSW Tags: Depression Health Psychiatry Resilience Self-Help adaptations back seat barometric pressure borderline personality chronic pain cognitive abilities coming storm coping creative endeavors fatigue feelings of hopelessness Fib Source Type: news

A Diagnosis with a Bad Rap
Borderline Personality Disorder is a diagnosis that is sometimes misused. Here's the official definition and information about what it means. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Disorder & Eating...
Borderline personality disorder is an illness characterized by instability and mood swings. It is commonly seen in sufferers of bulimia nervosa. Learn more about how these two issues are related. (Source: About.com Eating Disorders)
Source: About.com Eating Disorders - June 5, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Tags: health Source Type: news

Borderline personality disorder features and risk for prescription opioid use disorders - Tragesser SL, Jones RE, Robinson RJ, Stutler A, Stewart A.
Although there is evidence for high comorbidity between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and substance use disorders, particularly alcohol use, more research is needed on the associations between BPD and prescription opioid use because of the increasi... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 3, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Bpd & dsm
The official defining criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder in the new DSM-5 are no different from those used in DSM-IV, and only minimally different from those described in DSM-III. But an alternative proposal is included as a supplement, which takes a different view of BPD and all personality disorders.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - June 3, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. Tags: Neuroscience Personality Psychiatry antagonism avoidant bizarre behavior borderline personality Borderline Personality Disorder control self dimensional view disorder diagnosis dsm 5 dsm iii dsm iv DSM-5 mental disorders mi Source Type: news

Childhood abuse is associated with structural impairment in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and aggressiveness in patients with borderline personality disorder - Morandotti N, Dima D, Jogia J, Frangou S, Sala M, Vidovich GZ, Lazzaretti M, Gambini F, Marraffini E, d'Allio G, Barale F, Zappoli F, Caverzasi E, Brambilla P.
Volume reduction and functional impairment in areas of the prefrontal cortex (PFC) have been found in borderline personality disorder (BPD), particularly in patients with a history of childhood abuse. These abnormalities may contribute to the expression of... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 25, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Science News » Twitter Chat on Borderline Personality Disorder
NIMH teams up with Perry D. Hoffman from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder for a chat about this topic. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - May 24, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jackie Oberst Source Type: news

People with Borderline Personality Disorder May Misinterpret Facial Emotions
In studies, patients sometimes saw anger in a 'neutral' face and reacted to that threat Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Page: Personality Disorders (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Criminal Minds
A recent study offers clues to the evil brain.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - May 19, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Vinita Mehta, Ph.D., Ed.M. Tags: Neuroscience Personality alcoholic parent antisocial personality disorder bertsch Borderline Personality Disorder brain structure charles manson child abuse evil acts exploitative genes and the environment Jeffrey Dahmer jesse ja Source Type: news

Negative interpersonal events mediate the relation between borderline features and aggressive behavior: findings from a nonclinical sample of undergraduate women - Herr NR, Keenan-Miller D, Rosenthal MZ, Feldblum J.
Interpersonal dysfunction and aggression are features that are frequently found in individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD); however, few studies have examined the possible causal relationship between aggressive actions and interpersonal prob... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Mother's Day Dread
I dread Mothers Day because I deeply miss my Mom. That's her with me in this picture. If your mom has a borderline personality disorder, however, there's other reasons why Mothers' Day may be no fun.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - May 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Susan Heitler, Ph.D. Tags: Child Development Happiness Parenting Personality Relationships Resilience Self-Help adult child adult children anticipation borderline borderline personality Borderline Personality Disorder BPD dads day brunch dread fami Source Type: news

Borderline Peronality and Violence
Are borderlines more dangerous to others than to themselves?read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - May 4, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Dr. Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. Tags: Law and Crime Personality adventurous sex aggression arias borderline peronality Borderline Personality Disorder borderline personality disorder bpd fatal attraction history of violence Jodi Arias media attention medical clinic m Source Type: news

When the Borderline Patient Becomes the Therapist
Gerri Luce knows what it's like from both sides of the couch. Suffering from the borderline personality disorder lead her to want to help others with the condition. But first she had to work on her own recovery. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - April 30, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Personality Resilience blouse blouses Borderline Personality Disorder BPD dialectical behavior therapy forearms full time job gerri initial stages Marsha Linehan mental health professionals negative connotations New York Times Source Type: news

From Sandy Hook, to Boston, to The Jody Arias Trial
Are we all suffering now from PTSD? Post traumatic stress disorder is best understood as a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. It can be caused by life threatening events as well as emotionally destructive events that seem to cause extreme symptoms.read more (Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center)
Source: Psychology Today Parenting Center - April 29, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Karyl McBride, Ph.D. Tags: Media Parenting Self-Help Therapy 911 abnormal situation adult children of narcissistic parents Borderline Personality Disorder Boston boston marathon columbine crime war destructive events diagnostic and statistical manual dia Source Type: news

Unique associations between borderline personality disorder features and suicide ideation and attempts in adolescents - Glenn CR, Bagge CL, Osman A.
Suicide-related behaviors are a significant public health concern among adolescents, and research is greatly needed to identify risk factors for these behaviors in this age group. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) features are one such factor that may ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - April 23, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Magical Thinking is a Refuge for Child of Borderline Mother
As a child, I coped with magical thinking, As an adult today, I can permit myself to do what I need to do for an emotionally healthy life, even if that means becoming the adult to our mom’s "child" and setting boundaries and consequences. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - April 9, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Parenting Personality anger Borderline Personality Disorder calm afternoon emotional strength eye contact funnel insults laundry lifeline magic trick magic trip martyr match moment change nbsp pee reins robe tornado Source Type: news

What Would We Find Wrong in the Brain of a Serial Killer?
If we could peer inside the brain of a killer, what would we see?read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - April 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Jack Pemment, M.A. Tags: Ethics and Morality Law and Crime Neuroscience Personality antisocial personality antisocial personality disorder behavioral traits borderline personality brains clinical diagnosis cluster b developmental disorder dsm iv empathy Source Type: news

Treatment Resistance in a Woman With Borderline Personality Disorder
Patients with borderline personality disorder or narcissistic personality disorder (or both) can feel entitled to special treatment and often seek only approving forms of attention from those who treat them. How would you help this patient? (Source: Psychiatric Times)
Source: Psychiatric Times - March 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Five ethical and clinical challenges psychiatrists may face when treating patients with borderline personality disorder who are or may become suicidal - Howe E.
This article discusses five core ethical and clinical questions psychiatrists should consider when they treat patients with borderline personality disorder who are or may be suicidal. These questions include whether psychiatrists should tell patients their... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - March 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Borderline Personality Afflicts all Races and Both Genders
Current statistics imply that Borderline Personality Disorder is more common in (White)females, but men and other races also suffer with BPD. Many government sites have little to no current BPD data, and none regarding BPD in men, nor comparative stats for Blacks, Hispanics and more. It's (respectfully) time for HHS to get current with mental health concerns.read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 26, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melody T. McCloud, M.D. Tags: Health Personality Psychiatry adult population bipolar disorder Borderline Personality Disorder BPD Brandon Marshall CDC chaos clinical analyses commit suicide DBT education alliance eggshells emotional instability emotiona Source Type: news

Peace for Family Members of Borderlines and Narcissists
Marsha Linehan says that the term radical is a “complete and total…[accepting] of something from the depths of your soul.” It’s not a behavior. It’s an interior shift. It’s all about finding peace in “what is” the reality of the situation right now. Acceptance is the opposite of denial. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 25, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Personality Relationships blame game Borderline Personality Disorder dbtc denial dialectical behavior therapy endless cycle family member family members finding peace ka ching lcpc LMFT marsha midst mouths nbsp nightmar Source Type: news

Bully victims and borderline personality symptomatology - Sansone RA, Chang J, Sellbom M, Jewell B.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: Eng... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 22, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Externalized Aggressive Behaviors in Borderline PersonalityExternalized Aggressive Behaviors in Borderline Personality
Borderline personality disorder is commonly characterized by deliberate self-harm. How prevalent is externalized aggressive behavior in these patients? Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

What To Do About Fear, Obligation and Guilt
FOG (fear, obligation, and guilt) can keep you stuck and unhappy in a relationship. In this post, I'll list several exercises that can help you deFOG your life. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 18, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Personality Relationships anger borderline personality emotion emotional blackmail emsp ensp family member fog frazier guilt harbinger legal trouble narcissistic personality disorder obligation popular topics scenarios Source Type: news

Borderline personality symptomatology as a mediator of the link between child maltreatment and adult suicide potential - Allen B, Cramer RJ, Harris PB, Rufino KA.
The present study tests borderline personality symptoms as meditational pathways between child maltreatment and suicide potential among college students. A sample of 268 participants completed a questionnaire battery including demographic data, the Compreh... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 14, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder ‘frequent’ in depressive borderline personality disorder
Study results indicate that bipolar disorder may occur in up to half of individuals with co-existing borderline personality disorder and depression. (Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry)
Source: MedWire News - Psychiatry - February 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Bipolar disorder ‘frequent’ in depressive borderline personality disorder
Study results indicate that bipolar disorder may occur in up to half of individuals with co-existing borderline personality disorder and depression. (Source: MedWire News - Bipolar Disorder)
Source: MedWire News - Bipolar Disorder - February 12, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Fear, Obligation, and Guilt (FOG) in Relationships
Emotional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten, directly or indirectly, to punish us if we don’t do what they want. The main tool of the trade is FOG: fear, obligation, and guilt. read more (Source: Psychology Today Personality Center)
Source: Psychology Today Personality Center - February 11, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Randi Kreger Tags: Personality Relationships blackmailer borderline personality BPD emotion emotional blackmail fog frazier grabs guilt harbinger heavy duty low self esteem manipulation narcissistic personality disorder obligation personal Source Type: news

Externalized aggressive behaviors in patients with borderline personality symptomatology - Sansone RA, Leung JS, Wiederman MW.
OBJECTIVE: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is commonly characterized by self-directed aggressive behavior, although the literature indicates that externalized aggressive behavior may be present. The simultaneous examination of multiple types of exter... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
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The effects of borderline personality disorder and panic disorder on suicide attempts and the associated influence of affective dysregulation in the general population - Turnbull DL, Cox BJ, Oleski J, Katz LY.
This study examined the comorbid effects of these variab... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - February 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Do intercultural factors play a role in exacerbating psychiatric symptoms? - Ong YL, Yap HL.
We report the case of a 29-year-old mixed-race woman suffering from recurrent major depressive episodes, with suicidal ideation and risk, involving several inpatient admissions. A comorbid diagnosis of borderline personality disorder was also recorded in o... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - January 24, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

A Closer Look At The 'Borderline Personality' Brain
New work by University of Toronto Scarborough researchers gives the best description yet of the neural circuits that underlie a severe mental illness called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and could lead to better treatments and diagnosis. The work shows that brain regions that process negative emotions (for example, anger and sadness) are overactive in people with BPD, while brain regions that would normally help damp down negative emotions are underactive... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Improving Emotion Regulation Skills In Borderline Personality Disorder
Originally, the label "borderline personality disorder" was applied to patients who were thought to represent a middle ground between patients with neurotic and psychotic disorders. Increasingly, though, this area of research has focused on the heightened emotional reactivity observed in patients carrying this diagnosis, as well as the high rates with which they also meet diagnostic criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder and mood disorders. New research now published in Biological Psychiatry from Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

New insights into the 'borderline personality' brain
(University of Toronto Scarborough) New work by University of Toronto Scarborough researchers gives the best description yet of the neural circuits that underlie a severe mental illness called Borderline Personality Disorder, and could lead to better treatments and diagnosis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 17, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news