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.…

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…