October 21, 2014

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Research Studies on BPD

RESEARCH STUDIES

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Title: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder
Description: The purpose of the study is to test the effect of educational video programs about mental illness on families who have a relative with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Commitment: Participants will be asked to view a series of videos online and to complete a set of questionnaires about their experiences with BPD and their knowledge of BPD. All responses will be kept confidential and participants will not be identified by name.
Directed by: Kevin Dawkins, M.S., Principal Investigator
Dawkins Productions
128 Washington Avenue
Hastings on Hudson , NY 10706

Perry Hoffman, PhD, Co-Principal Investigator
National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder
PO Box 974, Rye, New York 10580
Location: The research is being conducted online.
Approval / Funding: This study is approved by Western Institutional Review Board,
3535 Seventh Avenue
Olympia, WA 98502-5010
(360) 252-2500 / (800) 562-4789
Protocol # 20070544

This study is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health
Grant # 2 R44 MH069050
Criteria: Family members who have a relative with BPD may participate in this study
Access to a computer with an internet connection and audio speakers is required.
Excluding Factors: No person under the age of 18 may participate in this study.
No previous formal education specific to BPD
No more than two individuals from the same family may participate
Compensation: $25 for viewing the programs online and responding to surveys online 4 times over the six month study period.
Contact: For more information, contact the study Research Associate at videoresearch@neabpd.org or 1-802-527-1419
   

Title: Treatment of Suicidal Behavior and Self-Injury in BPD: Predictors of Change
Directed by: Barbara Stanley, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Location: Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit 42
New York, NY 10032
Approval / Funding: The study is approved by NYSPI & Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons IRB, Protocol # 5752
Description: This study is a six month randomized clinical trial of Dialectical Behavior Therapy versus fluoxetine medication with clinical management for patients with BPD with a recent history of suicidal or self-injurious behavior
Commitment: The study involves random assignment into six months of treatment with either a) Dialectical Behavior Therapy or b) fluoxetine medication with clinical management. An additional 6 months of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is an option for those who have been randomized into the medication treatment condition. It also includes several assessment phases with several self-reports and structured interviews prior to beginning treatment (4-5 hours), several follow up assessments (1 hour), a laboratory stress procedure (1 hour), and two functional brain imaging scans at the beginning and end of the treatment phase (2-3 hours each).
Criteria: Age 18 – 65, meets DSM-IV criteria for BPD, history of at least one suicide attempt, or one episode of nonsuicidal self-injury, or a hospitalization or ED visit for suicidal ideation in the past six months, with one additional episode during the past year, current suicidal ideation or urge to self-injure, stable enough to be treated on an outpatient basis and washed out of any current medications, not currently receiving optimal care.
Excluding Factors: No current substance dependence, no current diagnosis of bipolar I disorder or schizophrenia, no metallic implants or pacemakers.
Compensation: Up to $375
Contact: For more information, contact Amanda at 212-543-5747
   

Title: Study on Clinician and Researcher Perspectives on Self-Injury
Directed by: Alexander Chapman, PhD
Assistant Professor
Simon Fraser University
Department of Psychology
RCB5246, 8888 University Drive
Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6
PH 778-782-6932, FAX 778-782-3427
www.sfu.ca/psyc/faculty/chapman
www.dbtvancouver.com/
Location: Online questionnaire. Link provided after initial email communication.
Description: I am currently conducting a study examining clinician and researcher perspectives on self-injury. Specifically, I am interested in examining the factors which may prevent an individual from engaging in self-injury over a period of days, weeks or months. I am also interested in how clinicians conceptualize self-injury, and what kinds of treatment strategies they use to address this behaviour. As a clinician, you have an important role to play in understanding barriers to self-injury, and I would welcome your participation in this study.
Commitment: Participants will be asked to fill out a brief set of online questionnaires which ask about your clinical training and education, background and experience dealing with self-injury, and how clients you have seen have been able to refrain from engaging in self-injury. These questionnaires should take no more than 30 minutes of your time. Participation is voluntary and confidential.
Criteria: This study is open to researchers and clinicians from all backgrounds and countries. Given the nature of some of the questions, we are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who assess or treat patients who engage in self-injury as part of their practice.
Contact: Alexander L. Chapman, Ph.D., R.Psych.
chapman_lab@sfu.ca
   

Title: Brain Imaging Study of Social Perception in BPD
Directed by: Eric A. Fertuck, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Location: Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
Unit 42, Suite 2917
1051 Riverside Dr.
New York, NY 10032
Approval / Funding: The study is approved by NYSPI & Columbia
University College of Physicians & Surgeons IRB, Protocol # 5169 / NIMH and Fund for Psychoanalytic Research
Description: We are investigating the neural systems that are the bases of interpersonal impairments in BPD by having patients and controls evaluate human faces and participate in a social interaction game while being scanned. The fMRI imaging is considered a minimal risk and is non- invasive. Participants get compensated $500 for completing the study and can obtain a copy of their brain structural scan if interested.
Commitment: The study involves an assessment phase with several self-reports and structured interviews (4-5 hours), and a second functional brain imaging phase on a separate day that takes 2-3 more hours.
Criteria: Female, age 18 – 45, DSM-IV criteria for BPD, no current medication, or on ineffective medication and willing to taper (call for clarification)
Excluding Factors: No current substance dependence, no current diagnosis of bipolar I disorder or schizophrenia, no metallic implants or pacemakers
Compensation: $500
Contact:  212 543-6544
   

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