Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline personality disorder is a mental disorder characterized by an ongoing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior. These symptoms often result in impulsive actions and problems in relationships. People with borderline personality disorder may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that can last from a few hours to days. Learn more about borderline personality disorder.
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Start Date: October 26, 2020
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Eligibility: Ages 18–60, Does Not Accept Healthy Volunteers
Although dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills training is effective in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, it contains four skills modules and there is little research to guide their modular application. This study compares the unique effects of two distinct DBT skills training modules, relative to a non-DBT therapy group for adults with borderline personality disorder. Using innovative laboratory-based assessment methods, the proposed study will examine the effects of these conditions on emotional responding and interpersonal functioning, as well as clinical outcomes.
Start Date: August 31, 2016
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Eligibility: Females, Ages 12–16, Accepts Healthy Volunteers
This study will examine longitudinal brain development in young adolescent girls with a history of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury (NSSI). Specifically, three constructs outlined by the the Research Domains Criteria (RDoC) will be examined through self-assessment, MRI, and a cognitive battery.