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Some BPD Traits Run in Family Bloodlines

Recent findings from a Canadian and American research group indicate that certain traits possibly linked to the onset of borderline personality disorder run within family bloodlines. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is officially defined by the presence of at least five out of nine verified symptoms. However, people with the disorder may also share traits not…

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Combination Treatment Holds Promise for Borderline Personality Disorder

A study published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics shows that a combination of individualized therapy and good psychiatric management may improve treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD). The study was led by Ueli Kramer, Ph.D., a visiting professor at the University of Windsor and a researcher/clinician at the hospital of the University of Lausanne.…

How Does Emotion Regulation Group Therapy Help People With BPD?

Recent evidence from a group of American researchers indicates that a treatment called emotion regulation group therapy helps people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) avoid self-harming behavior by improving their emotional control. People with borderline personality disorder typically have a seriously reduced ability to control their emotional reactions to a wide range of daily circumstances.…

Strength of Therapeutic Alliance Key in Borderline Personality Disorder Treatment

New findings from a team of American researchers indicate that the strength of a client/therapist bond called the therapeutic alliance significantly impacts the success of treatment for borderline personality disorder. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is often treated with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a form of psychotherapy specifically intended to reduce suicidal behavior in people affected…

Early Life Attachment Problems Linked to Borderline Personality Disorder

A team of Spanish and American researchers has concluded that childhood attachment- and trauma-related issues form a substantial portion of the risk for developing borderline personality disorder. People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) commonly have significant problems maintaining stable relationships and/or maintaining effective control over shifts in mood. In a study review published in late…

Nightmares Have Unique, Damaging Impact on BPD Sufferers

People with borderline personality disorder often have nightmare-related problems that are separate and distinct from other significant sleeping issues, according to new findings from a group of German researchers. People affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) have an unusually high level of exposure to chronic sleeping problems that can substantially reduce their ability to remain…