December 19, 2014

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People With Borderline Personality Disorder Do Recover, Says Expert

Patients who meet criteria for recovery from borderline personality disorder (BPD) are more likely to marry and be parents than those who do not recover, and they are more likely to do so at an older age. That’s what Mary Zanarini, Ed.D., of McLean Hospital, Belmont, Mass., reported today at a symposium on long-term outcome […]

Part II: Measurement of Rejection Sensitivity

Dr Downey goes on to discuss how Rejection Sensitivity is measured. Not surprising, individuals who have BPD have a high level of rejection sensitivity as a result of the anxious expectation and concern and the resulting sense of threat that is activated by certain situations. Why is this important? Because by understanding the  underlying reasons […]

Social Rejection and BPD – Rejection Sensitivity Part I

This is among the most important reserach we have featured on the NEA.BPD blog.  NEA  recently hosted a Sunday night call-in with professor and researcher Geraldine Downey, Ph.D.    Vice Provost Downey is a Professor in the Department of Psychology  at Columbia University, and was formerly chair of the Department. She serves as the Director of […]

DBT Effectiveness for Adolescents

Dr Alec Miller Co-Founder, Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of Westchester, LLP White Plains, NY Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology Director, Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY

Dr. Alec Miller on Advances in DBT Research and Treatment in Adolescents

More from our LA Conference. Please let us know what you think.

Controversial and Accurate Discussion of Stigma

Ironically, it is clear that improving attitudes and behaviors of Clinicians surrounding BPD could potentially have the greatest and most positive impact on stigma.  A lack of understanding of the disorder or knowing how to treat people with BPD, has resulted in the use of derogatory terms and negative attitudes that have exacerbated stigma. It […]

Why Should It Matter?

Dr. Aguirre goes on to discuss why it is so important to eliminate the negative attitudes towards people with any mental illness, especially with BPD, which continues to be stigmatized, misunderstood and misdiagnosed. It is critically important to educate to reduce stigma so that this disorder will move out from the shadows and into the light, where […]

More About Reducing Stigma in the Professional Community

Dr. Blaise Aguirre starts the day by discussing STIGMA and why it is so very important to reduce stigma particularly in the professional community.  He emphasizes the importance for Clinicians to become aware and understand the disorder well enough to diagnose and treat BPD patients or refer them for the proper treatment. We welcome your comments […]

Introductory Remarks from Our LA Conference: Early Detection and Intervention

Dr. Robin Kissell Director of the BPD Initiatve at UCLA www.semel.ucla.edu/bpd began the conference by discussing cutting edge research being conducted to diagnose BPD in younger populations. Previously a BPD diagnosis was reserved for adults. BPD diagnosis and treatment in the lives of adolescents, gives us hope that it will positively affect the course of […]

Advances in Adolescent DBT Treatment and Research

Alec L. Miller, PsyD Co-Founder, Cognitive & Behavioral Consultants of Westchester, LLP White Plains, NY   >  Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology   > Director, Adolescent Depression and Suicide Program Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Bronx, NY spoke at our LA Conference. He spoke about the problem areas for BPD diagnosis in adolescence. […]