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Borderline Personality Disorder
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A booklet describing the signs, symptoms, treatment options, and current research on borderline personality disorder.

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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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Posts About Borderline Personality Disorder

Getting Serious About Mental Illnesses

By Thomas Insel on July 31, 2013

Dr. Insel explains the nuances of the term, “serious mental illness.”

What’s in a Name? — The Outlook for Borderline Personality Disorder

By Thomas Insel on April 19, 2010

As currently defined, borderline personality disorder is considered a reflection of an essential aspect of a person’s character that influences his or her way of seeing and being seen in the world. Recent research, however, has shown that symptoms of the disorder aren’t constant and may not always be as enduring as some researchers and clinicians may think.

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