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Science News About Borderline Personality Disorder

Twitter Chat on Borderline Personality Disorder

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NIMH Twitter Chat

NIMH teams up with Perry D. Hoffman from the National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder for a chat about this topic.

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Pilot Study Will Test New Treatment to Reduce Self-Harm in Borderline Personality Disorder

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NIMH recently funded Kim Gratz, Ph.D., University of Mississippi Medical Center, and colleagues to continue to test a new group therapy to help women with borderline personality disorder reduce self-harm behaviors and to improve functioning.

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Borderline Personality Disorder: Brain Differences Related to Disruptions in Cooperation in Relationships

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Different patterns of brain activity in people with borderline personality disorder were associated with disruptions in the ability to recognize social norms or modify behaviors that likely result in distrust and broken relationships, according to an NIMH-funded study published online in the August 8, 2008 issue of Science.

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Group Therapy Program Offers Meaningful Gains for People with Borderline Personality Disorder

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A 20-week group therapy program focusing on cognitive behavioral and skills training, when used in conjunction with usual care, helped reduce symptoms of borderline personality disorder and improve overall functioning, reported NIMH-funded researchers.

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National Survey Tracks Prevalence of Personality Disorders in U.S. Population

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NIMH-funded researchers recently reported that roughly nine percent of ? U.S. adults have a personality disorder as defined by the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,

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Unpleasant Words Trigger Strong Startle Response in People with Borderline Personality Disorder

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Adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD) showed excessive emotional reactions when looking at words with unpleasant meanings compared to healthy people during an emotionally stimulating task, according to NIMH-funded researchers

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Targeted Therapy Halves Suicide Attempts in Borderline Personality Disorder

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) reduced suicide attempts by half compared with other types of psychotherapy available in the community in patients with borderline personality disorder, an NIMH-funded study has found.

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