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Study Sheds Light on BPD Symptom of Emotional Regulation

One of the characteristic symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an inability to appropriately regulate emotions. People diagnosed with BPD often experience intense emotions in very black-and-white terms, preventing them from being able to cope effectively with what they are feeling or experiencing. A new study provides some insight into how this BPD symptom affects women with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Self-harm May Stop Painful Emotions for People with BPD

People with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) typically experience intense emotions and have a hard time controlling those emotions. Physical pain seems to help them release emotional tension and is likely why they engage in self-harm, a common symptom of BPD.

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BPD and Co-occurring PTSD Study Looks at Differences in Self-harm Among Women

Women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) alone attempt suicide for different reasons and with different degrees of severity than BPD patients with co-occurring Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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Is Borderline Personality Disorder Putting You at Risk for Obesity?

Recent studies seem to indicate that, even 10 years after treatment for BPD, patients have a greater risk of long-term obesity than the rest of the population. The relationship between obesity and BPD is undeniable — but just how bad is it?

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Why Borderline Personality Disorder Is More Common in Women

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), about 75 percent of people who are diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are women. There are a lot of theories about why this might be.

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Research Strengthens Brain’s Impact on BPD Symptoms, Depression

When it comes to brains, no two are alike. Variations in the structure and functioning of your brain can make you more prone to certain psychiatric disorders, such as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and depression.

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1st International Congress on BPD Held in Berlin: Borderline Personality Treatment Highlighted

Scientists and clinicians from around the world participated in the congress and presented their latest findings on such topics as treating adolescent BPD, using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and teaching mindfulness.

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