Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
The prevalence of borderline personality disorder diagnosis was almost double in sexual minorities compared to heterosexuals. Researchers propose the higher numbers could be a result of the bias against sexual minorities of those diagnosing the disorder.
Borderline personality disorder affects 5% of the population. A new study reveals people with BPD are becoming more knowledgeable about their disorder and treatments available but may find it difficult to find evidence-based help for their symptoms.
With at least 6% of the general population and up to 60% of psychiatric patients having a personality disorder, a new report looks at the biological causes and treatment options for personality disorders.
The largest delay discounting effects were found to be associated with bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia. The image is in the public domain.
Researchers examine the differences between mood and personality disorders, addressing why so many misconceptions still exist about them.
Dissociative disorders affect 10-11% of people at some point in their life. Dissociation is often the result of a traumatic event and can lead to emotional numbness. The condition is often comorbid with other mental health disorders. However, dissociative disorders are often overlooked. A new paper explores the phenomena of dissociation and calls for more understanding of the condition.
A new neuroimaging study reveals the brains of teenage girls who self harm show similar features to adults with borderline personality disorder.
Researchers report ADHD and conduct disorder exhibit similar, overlapping changes in the brain.
A new study reports specialized psychotherapy treatments can alter activation patterns in certain areas of the brain associated with cognitive control and emotional reactivity.
A new study reports people with borderline personality disorder have lowered brain activity in areas important to empathy.