Category Archives: Personality Disorders

Psychiatric News Update on ADHD protocol APA 2018, new ADHD protocol, amazingly, allows us to use methylphenidate and amphetamines in previously controversial patients: schizophrenia, bipolar, and stimulant addiction!

Mentalization-Based Treatment: A Common-Sense Approach to Borderline Personality Disorder | Psychiatric Times

I wanted to have this readily available: Peter Fonagy, a respected psychoanalyst in the UK has worked very hard in the recent ten years to substantiate the efficacy of psychodynamic psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder. This is his effort. Well worth reading it, as it applies broadly I think to other areas of psychological experience. […]
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Association between Bipolar and Borderline Personality features (BPF)

“Of the nine BPF, affective instability, impulsivity, and self-mutilation/suicidality showed a clear relationship to overall mood episode frequency,” according to an article published online in the International Journal of Bipolar Disorders. The nine borderline personality features include avoiding abandonment, interpersonal instability, identity disturbance, self-mutilation/suicidality, affective instability, chronic emptiness, intense anger, paranoid & dissociation, and impulsivity. […]
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