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Archives for Personality Disorders

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Why do the Funniest Comedians Die First?

As death of one of the UK’s best loved comedians, Ronnie Corbett, is announced – latest medical research poses the question – why do the funniest comedians die first? The death of Ronnie Corbett, one of Britain’s most popular and loved TV comedians, has...
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Anxiety

Mechanisms to Target in the Treatment of Depression and Mood Disorders

Empirically supported treatments have been the gold standard of mental health practice for decades, but people typically don’t fit neatly within the diagnostic categories upon which such protocols are based and tested. Moreover, the prevalence of comorbidity and redundancy of symptoms across disorders necessitates...
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Borderline Personality Disorder

A Challenge to `Bashing the Borderline’

The issue of stigma surrounding the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder is not just an issue of misunderstanding the diagnosis. I do not believe that addressing and redirecting the stigma around and misperceptions of the diagnosis will change the pervasiveness of dismissive and cold...
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Bipolar Disorder

Research Updates in Psychiatry

BIPOLAR-BORDERLINE Borderline personality disorder often misdiagnosed as bipolar disorder Are we misdiagnosing some patients with bipolar disorder? The rate of bipolar disorder diagnoses has increased notably in the past 15 years (Moreno C et al., Arch Gen Psychiatry 2007;64:1032-1039). In a recent report, researchers...
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Antidepressants

Reseach Updates in Psychiatry

PERSONALITY DISORDERS Olanzapine No Better Than Placebo for Borderline Personality Disorder In a double-blind trial, 314 outpatients with borderline personality disorder were randomly assigned to receive olanzapine or placebo. After 12 weeks of treatment, both groups showed significant improvements in borderline symptoms; however, there...
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