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2018: Psychotherapies: BPD & IMT

BPD-Specific Psychotherapies BPD-SPECIFIC PSYCHOTHERAPIES IN TREATMENT Pharmacotherapy is the initial phase of optimal treatment of borderline disorder. It has now been accepted by most experts in the field that the proper medications do provide a significant reduction in certain symptoms … Continue reading

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Recent! Data on the Heritability of Borderline Disorder

Torgerson and his colleagues have recently published what appears to be the most credible data on the heritability of borderline personality disorder (REF. 10). These data, collected from both interview and self-report questionnaires, estimated the heritability of the disorder to … Continue reading

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Borderline Disorder in DSM-5: Changing Concepts

The diagnostic criteria of personality disorders are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, (DSM-5), Section II (APA, 2013). The Personality and Personality Disorders Work Group for DSM-5 proposed major revisions to the Personality Disorders … Continue reading

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2nd International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder, Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 27-29, 2012

The 2nd International Congress on BPD was held in Amsterdam in September 2012. Two oral presentations by Dr. Friedel were presented at this Congress: Biological Underpinnings in Medication Choices in BPD; and A Three Phase Model of the Treatment of … Continue reading

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Heritability of Borderline Disorder – recent Kendler study indicates 60% heritability rate of BPD

A recently published quantitative genetic study performed by Dr. Kenneth S. Kendler and his research team (REF. 10)  indicates that the heritability (the degree of genetic influence) on BPD behavior is 60%. This finding is in reasonably good agreement with … Continue reading

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Changing Information and Concepts of Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy of BPD

Considerable progress has been made in the past decade on the effective use of mediations and psychotherapy in the treatment of borderline disorder. The pharmacological approach to treatment has shifted from that recommended by the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guideline … Continue reading

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