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Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
  Last Updated: Nov 1, 2009 - 11:48:48 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Innovative Brain Imaging Identify Brain Abnormalities In Borderline Personality Disorder
Innovative Brain Imaging Brings Into View Centers Linking Poor Impulse Control with Negative Emotion. Borderline personality disorder is a devastating mental illness that affects between 1 to 2 percent of Americans, causing untold disruption of patients' lives and relationships. Nevertheless, its underlying biology is not very well understood. Hallmarks of the illness include impulsivity, emotional instability, interpersonal difficulties, and a preponderance of negative emotions such as anger—all of which may encourage or be associated with substance abuse, self-destructive behaviors and even suicide.
Dec 23, 2007 - 3:44:41 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Borderline personality disorder shows improvements with transference-focused psychotherapy
An intensive form of talk therapy, known as transference-focused psychotherapy (TFP), can help individuals affected with borderline personality disorder (BPD) by reducing symptoms and improving their social functioning, according to an article in the June issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry, a premier psychiatry journal.
Jun 6, 2007 - 3:59:37 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Maternal smoking during pregnancy related to behavior problems in toddlers
A University of Illinois at Chicago study reveals a link between smoking during pregnancy and very early child behavior problems.
Jul 13, 2006 - 5:34:37 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Physiological markers for self-harming behaviors found
Non-fatal, self-inflicted injuries by adolescent and young adult females are major public health problems and researchers have found physiological evidence that this behavior may lead to a more serious psychological condition called borderline personality disorder.
Jun 19, 2006 - 2:00:37 AM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Advances in treatment of borderline personality disorder
An editorial in the January 2006 issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry concludes that mental health professionals should be optimistic about improvements in the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Jan 23, 2006 - 5:21:37 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Why Teenagers Carry Weapons
Teenagers who carry weapons tend to be more irresponsible, be involved in other delinquent behaviours or have a fascination with aggressive display.
Mar 31, 2005 - 9:05:38 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Strong Link Between Insecure Adult Attachment Style and Primary Care Attendance
There is a strong link between an insecure adult attachment style and frequent GP attendance, a new study has found.
Mar 18, 2005 - 4:06:38 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Neurotic personality risk factor for mental illnesses
People with high levels of neuroticism are vulnerable to suffering from more than one psychiatric disorder at the same time (comorbidity), a new study has found. Comorbidity is commonly seen among psychiatric disorders.
Mar 3, 2005 - 6:08:38 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Finger length can predict physically aggressive personalities
A psychologist at the University of Alberta, Hurd said that it has been known for more than a century that the length of the index finger relative to the ring finger differs between men and women. More recently, researchers have found a direct correlation between finger lengths and the amount of testosterone that a fetus is exposed to in the womb. The shorter the index finger relative to the ring finger, the higher the amount of prenatal testosterone, and--as Hurd and Bailey have now shown--the more likely he will be physically aggressive throughout his life.

Mar 3, 2005 - 5:07:38 PM

Latest Research : Psychiatry : Personality Disorders
Self-cutting and sexual risk are probably due to a single underlying psychological problem
Teens who cut themselves are more likely to engage in unprotected sex according to a new study by researchers at the Bradley/Hasbro Children's Psychiatric Research Center (BHCPRC) in Providence, RI. Published this month in the journal Pyschiatric Services, researchers report a previously uncharted link between self-mutilation and sexual risk.
Feb 11, 2005 - 4:28:38 PM

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