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Life-course-persistent antisocial behavior associated with differences in brain structure

February 20, 2020
Individuals who exhibit life-course-persistent antisocial behavior have characteristic differences in brain structure, according to results of a…

CME Article

Management of Borderline Personality Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
The management of borderline personality disorder (BPD) can be difficult, and specialized psychotherapy remains the core component of treatment with…

CME Article

Can We Differentiate Borderline Personality Disorder from Bipolar Disorder?

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
Distinguishing between borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder is challenging due to symptom overlap. However, through careful screening…

CME Article

Borderline Personality Disorder: Impact, Overlap, and Comorbidities

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with functional impairment, characterized by marked impulsivity, instability of mood…

CME Article

Is Borderline Personality Disorder a Serious Mental Illness?

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
Historically, the term serious mental illness (SMI) has referred to bipolar, schizophrenia, and severe depression, which are conditions that are well…

In the JournalsPerspective

Psychiatric patients significantly more likely to be perpetrators and victims of violence

January 17, 2020
Patients with psychiatric disorders are significantly more likely to be victimized by or perpetrators of violence than those without psychiatric…

Guest Editorial

Is Borderline Personality Disorder Serious Enough to Be Called Serious Mental Illness?

Psychiatric Annals, January 2020, Volume 50 Issue 1
Historically, the term “serious mental illness” (SMI) invariably referred to the following diagnoses: bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and severe…

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Psychoeducational group intervention benefits patients with borderline personality disorder

January 7, 2020
A psychoeducational group intervention proved effective for patients with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, according to results of a…

Case Report

Partial Resolution of Symptomatology in a Patient with Comorbid Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder Through Electroconvulsive Therapy

Psychiatric Annals, December 2019, Volume 49 Issue 12
The role of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with comorbid mood disorders and borderline personality disorder (BPD) has not been…

Case Report

Multidisciplinary Approach to Managing an Obstetrical Patient with Delusional Denial of Pregnancy

Psychiatric Annals, November 2019, Volume 49 Issue 11
A 35-year-old, gravida 2, para 1 woman with chronic paranoid schizophrenia and substance abuse presented to a community free clinic for a regular…

In the Journals

People with mental disorders die significantly earlier than general population

October 28, 2019
Individuals with mental disorders have significantly higher mortality rates than the general population, according to results of a Danish…

In the Journals

Borderline personality disorder may increase risk for heart attack

October 28, 2019
Middle-aged adults with borderline personality disorder, or BPD, may be more likely to have a heart attack, according to results published in…

In the Journals

Prenatal stress increases likelihood of personality disorder in offspring

September 23, 2019
Longitudinal study data indicated that children exposed to maternal stress throughout gestation were three times more likely to develop a personality…

In the Journals

Psychiatric disorders tied to unnecessary oophorectomy

September 4, 2019
Preexisting mood, anxiety and somatoform disorders were linked to an increased risk for bilateral oophorectomy over a 20-year period, even after…

In the Journals

Heightened impulsivity common in many psychiatric disorders

August 28, 2019
Results from a meta-analysis published in JAMA Psychiatry support delay discounting — a type of decision-making tied to impulsivity — as…

In the Journals

Environmental pollution tied to increased risk for psychiatric disorders

August 21, 2019
Study findings published in PLOS Biology indicated that air pollution was significantly linked to increased risk for psychiatric disorders in the…

Massachusetts General ranked #1 hospital for psychiatry in 2019 to 2020

July 30, 2019
Massachusetts General Hospital has been named the number one hospital for psychiatric care in America for 2019 to 2020, according to the U.S. News

In the Journals

Affective instability useful screening tool for borderline personality disorder

January 29, 2019
Clinicians should ask about affective instability when screening for borderline personality disorder, or BPD, in patients with major depressive…

In the Journals

Comorbidity within all mental disorders highly prevalent

January 16, 2019
In a Danish population-based cohort study of almost 6 million people, researchers found that individuals with any mental disorder were at increased…

In the Journals

Infections may increase risk for mental disorders, psychotropic use

December 5, 2018
Severe infections requiring hospitalization were linked to subsequent increased risk for hospitalization for any mental disorder and psychotropic…

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