Matters arising from Blanchard, A. E., Dunn, T. J., & Sumich, A. (2020). Borderline personality traits in attractive women and wealthy low attractive men are relatively favoured by the opposite sex. Personality and Individual Differences, 109964
Publication date: 15 October 2020Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 165Author(s): Thomas M. Olino, Johanna D. Nielsen, Julia A.C. Case, Elizabeth P. Hayden, Zuzanna Wojcieszak, Rebekah J. Mennies (Source: Personality and Individual Differences)
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - May 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Clinical picture and treatment of bipolar affective disorder in children and adolescents.
Authors: Cichoń L, Janas-Kozik M, Siwiec A, Rybakowski JK Abstract Bipolar disorder (BD) is characterized by pathological changes in mood as well as recurring episodes of mania, hypomania, depression and mixed symptoms. In recent years, the number of BD diagnoses has risen considerably in children and adolescents. Itis believed that anaverage rate of prevalence of bipolar spectrum disorder in the pediatric population is 1.8%, and BD type I - 1.2%, and the prevalence of the disorder increases with the age of patients. Despite the same diagnostic criteria, there are premises that suggest thatthe symptoms of the diso...
Source: Psychiatria Polska - May 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research

B ·RIGHT: usability and satisfaction with a mobile app for self-managing emotional crises in patients with borderline personality disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: The usability and satisfaction testing of the B·RIGHT app showed promising findings, which warrant further research in order to validate its effectiveness. PMID: 32438869 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Australasian Psychiatry)
Source: Australasian Psychiatry - May 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Frías Á, Palma C, Salvador A, Aluco E, Navarro S, Farriols N, Aliaga F, Solves L, Antón M Tags: Australas Psychiatry Source Type: research

Negative bias and reduced visual information processing of socio-emotional context in borderline Personality Disorder: A support for the hypersensitivity hypothesis.
Publication date: Available online 19 May 2020Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental PsychiatryAuthor(s): Roberta Bortolla, Marco Galli, Pietro Ramella, Federica Sirtori, Raffaele Visintini, Cesare Maffei (Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry)
Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Short Imagery Rescripting Intervention to Treat Emotionally Dysregulated Behavior in Borderline Personality Disorder: An Exploratory Study
Conclusions: This new two-session short intervention was shown to decrease the emotionally dysregulated behaviors that accompany negative feelings in females with borderline personality disorder. (Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry)
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - May 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The Role of Therapeutic Alliance in Therapy for Adults with Problematic Aggression and Associated Disorders.
Authors: Fahlgren MK, Berman ME, McCloskey MS Abstract The nature and quality of the relationship between therapist and client in psychotherapy, known as therapeutic alliance, has been proposed as one of the most important factors for successful treatment outcome, which has been has robustly supported across many types of treatment, populations, raters of alliance (i.e., client, therapist, or observer), and alliance measures. However, most research on alliance and treatment outcome has been conducted in children and adults with internalizing problems (e.g., mood and anxiety disorders) or children with externalizing...
Source: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Clin Psychol Psychother Source Type: research

The revised Psychosis Attachment Measure: Measuring disorganized attachment.
CONCLUSIONS: These results provide preliminary evidence that the revised PAM captures the concept of disorganized attachment. However, confirmatory psychometric evaluation of the revised PAM is required, within a separate psychosis sample, to confirm its factor structure. The relationship between these results and the current literature, in addition to the clinical and research implications, are discussed. PRACTITIONER POINTS: We present an expanded version of the Psychosis Attachment Measure (PAM), revised to capture the concept of disorganised attachment in adulthood. This expanded measure showed good reliability an...
Source: The British Journal of Clinical Psychology - May 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Pollard C, Bucci S, MacBeth A, Berry K Tags: Br J Clin Psychol Source Type: research

Validation of the French version of the McLean screening instrument for borderline personality disorder (MSI-BPD) in an adolescent sample
The study examines the psychometric properties of the French version of the McLean Screening Instrument for Borderline Personality Disorder (MSI-BPD) created by M. Zanarini to screen borderline personality dis... (Source: BMC Psychiatry)
Source: BMC Psychiatry - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bojan Mirkovic, Mario Speranza, Lionel Cailhol, Julien-Daniel Guelfi, Fernando Perez-Diaz, Maurice Corcos, Marion Robin and Alexandra Pham-Scottez Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Narcissistic traits in young people: understanding the role of parenting and maltreatment
ConclusionsRemembered childhood experiences of being overprotected, overvalued and experiencing leniency in parental discipline, were associated with higher traits of pathological narcissism in young people. Care and maltreatment were non-specific risk factors. Remembered childhood environments of being excessively pampered are associated with grandiose and vulnerable narcissistic traits, characterised by the young person expressing unrealistic self-views, entitlement beliefs and impaired autonomy. In treatment these traits may emerge in the patient-therapist relationship and working through their developmental origins may...
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The effectiveness of cognitive analytic therapy for borderline personality disorder: Utilizing a withdrawal experimental design to improve sensitivity to abandonment
ConclusionsThe study suggests that the CAT intervention was partially successful and that it is possible to integrate good research practice with clinical innovation. The methodological strengths and limitations of the design and the clinical implications of the results are discussed.Practitioner points Cognitive analytic therapy was partially effective in the treatment of BPD in a case that had been unresponsive to other psychological interventions. Therapists need to complete lengthy and structured follow ‐up to capture any emerging relapse. Therapists need to discuss the patient’s thoughts and feelings about...
Source: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice - May 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Stephen Kellett, Joe Gausden, Chris Gaskell Tags: Special issue paper Source Type: research

Parenting stress and competence in borderline personality disorder is associated with mental health, trauma history, attachment and reflective capacity
ConclusionsParents who were able to imaginatively enter the subjective world of the child and hold the child ’s mind in mind with less certainty, reported reduced parenting stress and greater parenting satisfaction and efficacy. Helping to improve personality and mental health functioning, increasing parental reflective capacity and strengthening parent-child attachment relationships, may reduce parentin g stress and increase parenting competence in individuals with BPD. (Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation)
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation - May 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Personality disorder prevalence and correlates in a whole of nation dataset
ConclusionBorderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder are routinely diagnosed in routine clinical practice in New Zealand; however, other categorical diagnoses are not made. Patients with PD are significant users of resources in comparison to depressed patients. Resource utilisation was significantly greater in those with PD, in particular use of inpatient services compared to those with depression. (Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology)
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology - May 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Does treatment method matter? A meta-analysis of the past 20 years of research on therapeutic interventions for self-harm and suicidal ideation in adolescents
ConclusionsThe findings of our meta-analysis indicate that, overall, currently available treatments are effective in treating self-harm, suicidal ideation, and depressive symptoms in adolescence. Although the treatment intervention conditions showed only small to moderate effects in comparison to active controls, these differences were statistically significant and are clinically important. Further research is needed to understand the reduction in self-harm within active controls, which may arise due to the natural course of self-harm, or the potential efficacy of treatment as usual and enhanced usual care. Given the signi...
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation - May 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neural basis of shame and guilt experience in women with borderline personality disorder.
Authors: Göttlich M, Westermair AL, Beyer F, Bußmann ML, Schweiger U, Krämer UM Abstract Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by instability of affect, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal dysfunction. Especially shame and guilt, so-called self-conscious emotions, are of central clinical relevance to BPD. However, only few experimental studies have focused on shame or guilt in BPD and none investigated their neurobiological underpinnings. In the present functional magnetic resonance imaging study, we took a scenario-based approach to experimentally induce feelings of shame, gui...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - May 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research

Mentalization-based treatment in groups for adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder: 3- and 12-month follow-up of a randomized controlled trial
AbstractMentalization-based treatment in groups (MBT-G) has never been tested in adolescents with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in a randomized controlled trial. The current study aimed to test the long-term effectiveness of MBT-G in an adolescent sample with BPD or BPD features ( ≥ 4 DSM-5 BPD criteria). Hundred and eleven patients with BPD (n = 106) or BPD features (n = 5) were randomized to either (1) a 1-year modified MBT-G program comprising three MBT introductory sessions, five individual case formulation sessions, 37 weekly MBT group sessions, and six MBT-Parent sessions...
Source: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - May 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Neural basis of shame and guilt experience in women with borderline personality disorder
AbstractBorderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by instability of affect, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal dysfunction. Especially shame and guilt, so-called self-conscious emotions, are of central clinical relevance to BPD. However, only few experimental studies have focused on shame or guilt in BPD and none investigated their neurobiological underpinnings. In the present functional magnetic resonance imaging study, we took a scenario-based approach to experimentally induce feelings of shame, guilt, and disgust with neutral scenarios as control condition. We included 19 women with BPD (age 26.4 &thi...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - May 7, 2020 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Psychological impact of coronavirus outbreak on borderline personality disorder from the perspective of mentalizing model: A case report.
Authors: Chong SC PMID: 32361209 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry)
Source: Asian Journal of Psychiatry - May 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Asian J Psychiatr Source Type: research

Psychological therapies for people with borderline personality disorder.
CONCLUSIONS: Our assessments showed beneficial effects on all primary outcomes in favour of BPD-tailored psychotherapy compared with TAU. However, only the outcome of BPD severity reached the MIREDIF-defined cut-off for a clinically meaningful improvement. Subgroup analyses found no evidence of a difference in effect estimates between the different types of therapies (compared to TAU) . The pooled analysis of psychotherapy versus waiting list or no treatment found significant improvement on BPD severity, psychosocial functioning and depression at end of treatment, but these findings were based on low-quality evidence, and ...
Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews - May 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Authors: Storebø OJ, Stoffers-Winterling JM, Völlm BA, Kongerslev MT, Mattivi JT, Jørgensen MS, Faltinsen E, Todorovac A, Sales CP, Callesen HE, Lieb K, Simonsen E Tags: Cochrane Database Syst Rev Source Type: research

Advance Directives: Another Gap in Services for People With Borderline Personality Disorder.
Authors: Manigsaca A, Glue P, O'Brien A PMID: 32354310 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - May 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Advance Directives: Another Gap in Services for People With Borderline Personality Disorder.
Authors: Iliakis EA, Choi-Kain LW PMID: 32354308 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - May 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Serv Source Type: research

Debranding Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Call to Balance Access to Care with Therapeutic Purity
No abstract available (Source: Harvard Review of Psychiatry)
Source: Harvard Review of Psychiatry - May 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Disruptive Innovation Source Type: research

Advance Directives: Another Gap in Services for People With Borderline Personality Disorder
Psychiatric Services,Volume 71, Issue 5, Page 528-529, May 01, 2020. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - May 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Angela Manigsaca Paul Glue Anthony O ’Brien Source Type: research

Advance Directives: Another Gap in Services for People With Borderline Personality Disorder
Psychiatric Services,Volume 71, Issue 5, Page 529-530, May 01, 2020. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - May 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Evan A. Iliakis Lois W. Choi-Kain Source Type: research

Advance Directives: Another Gap in Services for People With Borderline Personality Disorder
Psychiatric Services,Volume 71, Issue 5, Page 528-529, May 01, 2020. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - May 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Angela Manigsaca Paul Glue Anthony O ’Brien Source Type: research

Advance Directives: Another Gap in Services for People With Borderline Personality Disorder
Psychiatric Services,Volume 71, Issue 5, Page 529-530, May 01, 2020. (Source: Psychiatric Services)
Source: Psychiatric Services - May 1, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Evan A. Iliakis Lois W. Choi-Kain Source Type: research

Towards a fine-grained analysis of the link between borderline personality pathology and job burnout: Investigating the association with work-family conflict
Publication date: 1 August 2020Source: Personality and Individual Differences, Volume 162Author(s): Katrijn M. Brenning, Barbara De Clercq, Bart Wille, Jasmine Vergauwe (Source: Personality and Individual Differences)
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - April 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Targeting the Endocannabinoid System in Borderline Personality Disorder.
Abstract Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a chronic debilitating psychiatric disorder characterized mainly by emotional instability, chaotic interpersonal relationships, cognitive disturbance (e.g. dissociation and suicidal thoughts) and maladaptive behaviors. BPD has a high rate of comorbidity with other mental disorders and high burden on society. In this review, we focus on two compromised brain regions in BPD - the hypothalamus and the corticolimbic system, emphasizing the involvement and potential contribution of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) to improvement in symptoms and coping. The hypothalamus-...
Source: Current Neuropharmacology - April 29, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Ferber SG, Hazani R, Shoval G, Weller A Tags: Curr Neuropharmacol Source Type: research

Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder in Young People
AbstractPurpose of ReviewWe review recent research concerning the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in young people. We examine evidence for the need to define an appropriate age for detection, and the suitability of current classification methods and treatment.Recent FindingsEvidence supports early detection and intervention for subsyndromal borderline pathology or categorical BPD across an extended developmental period. A range of structured treatments are effective for BPD in young people, although the role of treatment components in successful outcomes is unclear. Substantial evidence sug...
Source: Current Psychiatry Reports - April 25, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Two-Person Approaches to Studying Social Interaction in Psychiatry: Uses and Clinical Relevance
We describe measures and paradigms that model social interaction in three dimensions (3-D), including eye-to-eye, body-to-body, and brain-to-brain relationships. We then discuss how these two-person measures and paradigms are used in psychiatric conditions (e.g., autism, mood disorders, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and psychotherapy). Furthermore, the advantages of a two-person approach (e.g., dual brain stimulation, multi-person neurofeedback) in clinical interventions are described. Finally, we discuss the methodological and translational challenges surrounding the application of two-person approaches ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - April 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Reciprocal effects between daily situational perceptions and borderline personality symptoms in young adulthood: the role of childhood parenting experiences.
CONCLUSIONS: The current study points to the importance of managing BPD symptoms to reduce subsequent negative perceptions of the environment, and also indicates the relevance of exploring adult person-situation processes based on early parenting experiences. PMID: 32321603 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychological Medicine)
Source: Psychological Medicine - April 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Vanwoerden S, Hofmans J, De Clercq B Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research

A systematic review of Unified Protocol applications with adult populations: Facilitating widespread dissemination via adaptability.
Abstract The Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Disorders (UP) was designed to be a flexible, evidence-based intervention that could treat a wide range of emotional disorders. The purpose of this systematic review is to summarize (1) the range of presenting problems to which the UP has been applied with adult patients, and (2) the settings in which the protocol has been used, as well as any modifications made to it. Using PRISMA guidelines, we conducted a literature search of PsychInfo, PubMed, Proquest Dissertations and Theses, and Web of Science. The 77 studies included in this review in...
Source: Clinical Psychology Review - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Cassiello-Robbins C, Southward MW, Tirpak JW, Sauer-Zavala S Tags: Clin Psychol Rev Source Type: research

A unified model of shared brain structural alterations in patients with different mental disorders who experience own ‐thought auditory verbal hallucinations—A pilot study
ConclusionsThe present findings provide evidence consistent with a bottom ‐up and top‐down reciprocal action dysfunction hypothesis of AVHs and with the dopamine hypothesis of AVHs. We observed specific features related to OTAVHs in patients with different mental disorders. The findings, though complex, provide clues for further studies of specific mental disorders. (Source: Brain and Behavior)
Source: Brain and Behavior - April 18, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Chuanjun Zhuo, Chunxiang Wang, Xueqin Song, Xuexin Xu, Gongying Li, Xiaodong Lin, Yong Xu, Hongjun Tian, Deguo Jiang, Wenqiang Wang, Chunhua Zhou Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research

Borderline personality traits in attractive women and wealthy low attractive men are relatively favoured by the opposite sex
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Personality and Individual DifferencesAuthor(s): Alyson E Blanchard, Thomas J Dunn, Alex Sumich (Source: Personality and Individual Differences)
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Borderline Personality Disorder With Depression Confers Significant Risk of Suicidal Behavior in Mood Disorder Patients —A Comparative Study
ConclusionsAmong patients with major depressive episodes, diagnosis of bipolar disorder, or presence of comorbid borderline personality features both imply remarkably high risk of suicide attempts. Risk factors for suicidal ideation and suicidal acts overlap, but may not be identical. The estimated severity of borderline personality features seems to associate with history of suicidal behavior and current severity of suicidal ideation in dose-dependent fashion among all mood disorder patients. Therefore, reliable assessment of borderline features may advance the evaluation of suicide risk. (Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry)
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

The association between neurocognitive functioning and clinical features of borderline personality disorder.
CONCLUSION: Our findings demonstrate that the disassociation, impulsivity, and suicidality dimensions are sufficient to represent the clinical manifestations of BPD, that they are related to neurocognitive differences, and that they interact with clinical features. PMID: 32321061 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria)
Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria - April 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Kaplan B, Yazici Gulec M, Gica S, Gulec H Tags: Braz J Psychiatry Source Type: research

Borderline personality disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adolescence: overlap and differences in a clinical setting
ConclusionSeverity and co-morbidity may be helpful factors in distinguishing between ADHD and BPD in clinical practice and the co-morbidity of these two disorders may indicate a worse clinical outcome. (Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation)
Source: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation - April 15, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Unified and disease specific alterations to brain structure in patients across six categories of mental disorders who experience own-thought auditory verbal hallucinations: A pilot study.
CONCLUSIONS: The unified brain aberrant features of OTAVH across six mental disorders were characterized by decreased GMV and WM impairments in some regions and the specific brain features of each disease were also characterized. In conclusion, this study provides evidence for the structural basis of OTAVH and potential avenues for investigating disease specific brain features of OTAVH. PMID: 32298780 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Brain Research Bulletin)
Source: Brain Research Bulletin - April 13, 2020 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhuo C, Lin X, Wang C, Song X, Xu X, Li G, Xu Y, Tian H, Zhang Y, Wang W, Zhou C Tags: Brain Res Bull Source Type: research

Testing the “Hot Crazy Matrix”: Borderline personality traits in attractive women and wealthy low attractive men are relatively favoured by the opposite sex
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Personality and Individual DifferencesAuthor(s): Alyson E Blanchard, Thomas J Dunn, Alex Sumich (Source: Personality and Individual Differences)
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - April 11, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Exploring the Effectiveness of Dialectical Behavior Therapy Versus Systems Training for Emotional Predictability and Problem Solving in a Sample of Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder
Journal of Personality Disorders, Ahead of Print. (Source: Journal of Personality Disorders)
Source: Journal of Personality Disorders - April 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ver ónica Guillén Botella Azucena Garc ía-Palacios Sara Bolo Mi ñana Rosa Ba ños Cristina Botella Jos é Heliodoro Marco Source Type: research

Dissociation proneness and pain hyposensitivity in current and remitted borderline personality disorder
ConclusionDissociation proneness is enhanced in both BPD groups. This feature is clearly positively related to pain hyposensitivity in cBPD, but not in rBPD. However, the data indicate that stress causes the pain perception in rBPD to drift away from that obtained in HC. These results highlight the volatile state of BPD remission and might have important implications for the care of BPD patients in the remitted stage. (Source: European Journal of Pain)
Source: European Journal of Pain - March 31, 2020 Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Boo Young Chung, Saskia Hensel, Ilinca Schmidinger, Robin Bekrater ‐Bodmann, Herta Flor Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Principal Diagnoses in Psychiatric Outpatients With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Implications for Screening Recommendations
In this study, we examined the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in 3800 psychiatric outpatients with different principal diagnoses. For all disorders identified as a principal diagnosis, we compared patients' odds ratios of PTSD to all other patients in the sample. Approximately one-sixth of the sample (n = 663, 17.4%) was diagnosed with PTSD, including 417 patients with current PTSD and 246 with PTSD in partial remission. Patients with principal bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder (MDD) demonstrated higher rates of PTSD compared with those without principal bipolar and MDD. For most psychiatri...
Source: The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease - March 31, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Identifying Change Targets for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Suicidal and Self ‐Injuring Women With Borderline Personality Disorder
AbstractResearch on psychotherapies for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is increasingly focused on understanding not only which treatments work but why and for whom they work. The present pilot study evaluated the temporal relations between five hypothesized change targets —posttraumatic cognitions, guilt, shame, general emotion dysregulation, and experiential avoidance—and PTSD severity among women with PTSD, borderline personality disorder, and recent suicidal and/or self‐injurious behaviors. Participants (N = 26) were randomized to receive 1 year of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) with or without t...
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress - March 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Melanie S. Harned, Skye Fitzpatrick, Sara C. Schmidt Tags: BRIEF REPORT Source Type: research

Treatment selection in borderline personality disorder between dialectical behavior therapy and psychodynamic psychiatric management.
CONCLUSIONS: Patient characteristics influence the degree to which they respond to two treatments for BPD. Combining information from multiple moderators may help inform providers and patients as to which treatment is the most likely to lead to long-term symptom relief. Further research on personalized medicine in BPD is needed. PMID: 32204742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychological Medicine)
Source: Psychological Medicine - March 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Keefe JR, Kim TT, DeRubeis RJ, Streiner DL, Links PS, McMain SF Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research

Function and Psychotherapy of Chronic Suicidality in Borderline Personality Disorder: Using the Reinforcement Model of Suicidality
Although great advancements in evidence-based therapies, chronic suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) still challenge our mental health system. While BPD patients continue suffering from distress and aversive emotions, therapists and relatives feel often stunned and helpless when confronted with suicidality resulting in interruption of therapies, repeated presentations to emergency rooms and referrals to hospitals. Reviewing the current knowledge of the functions and background of non-suicidal self-injury, we learned that reinforcement mechanisms play an important role to understand why individuals ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research

Narcissistic and Borderline Personality Disorders: Relationship With Oxidative Stress
Journal of Personality Disorders,Volume 34, Issue Supplement, Page 6-24, March 2020. (Source: Journal of Personality Disorders)
Source: Journal of Personality Disorders - March 18, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Royce J. Lee David Gozal Emil F. Coccaro Jennifer Fanning Source Type: research

The roles of emotion regulation difficulties and impulsivity in the associations between borderline personality disorder symptoms and frequency of nonprescription sedative use and prescription sedative/opioid misuse
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2020Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral ScienceAuthor(s): Julia R. Richmond, Matthew T. Tull, Kim L. Gratz (Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science)
Source: Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Patients with borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder: a descriptive and comparative study.
CONCLUSIONS: Patients with both bipolar disorder and BPD have more severe psychosocial morbidity than patients with only one of these disorders. PMID: 32178744 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Psychological Medicine)
Source: Psychological Medicine - March 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Zimmerman M, Balling C, Chelminski I, Dalrymple K Tags: Psychol Med Source Type: research

The Capacity to End: Termination of Mentalization-Based Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder
AbstractTerminating a therapeutic relationship can be a challenging phase with patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. Despite the critical importance of the termination phase, the proportion of psychotherapy literature devoted to the demands and challenges of this phase is small. This paper describes a mentalization-based approach to detect and intervene against such challenges. It is proposed that termination challenges, while operating through overlapping and interactive mechanisms, can be attributed to (1) patient factors, (2) therapist factors, and (3) therapeutic relationship factors. The paper has c...
Source: Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Testing the hot-crazy matrix: Borderline personality traits in attractive women and wealthy low attractive men are relatively favoured by the opposite sex
Publication date: Available online 12 March 2020Source: Personality and Individual DifferencesAuthor(s): Alyson E Blanchard, Thomas J Dunn, Alex Sumich (Source: Personality and Individual Differences)
Source: Personality and Individual Differences - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Source Type: research

Elucidating the relationship between borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence
This study examined the established association between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and intimate partner violence (IPV). More specifically, it compared the DSM ‐5 traditional categorical personality disorder (PD) model with the DSM‐5 Alternative Model of PD (AMPD) operationalizations of BPD in their relative associations with IPV. The effects of gender, as well as the associations between BPD and different forms of IPV were also considered. Additionall y, we investigated the specific BPD‐relevant AMPD personality traits that influence the BPD‐IPV association. The study sample were 250 community‐dwelling...
Source: Personality and Mental Health - March 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Olivia E. Munro, Martin Sellbom Tags: Research Article Source Type: research