Donald Bradford Reich

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This study examined whether patients with borderline personality disorder and controls with other personality disorders remember their childhoods differently with respect to separation difficulties, evocative memory, temperamental factors such as frustration tolerance and mood reactivity, and onset of symptoms. Two hundred and ninety patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper was to determine the frequency and methods of two forms of physically self-destructive acts (i.e. self-mutilation and suicide attempts) reported by borderline patients and axis II comparison subjects over 10 years of prospective follow-up. METHOD Two hundred and ninety borderline patients and 72 axis II comparison(More)
OBJECTIVE The first objective is to detail the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over a decade of follow-up for those in both study groups. The second is to determine time-to-remission, recurrence, and new onset of PTSD, and the third is to assess the relationship between sexual adversity and the likelihood of remission and recurrence of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare the axis II comorbidity of 202 patients whose borderline personality disorder (BPD) remitted over 6 years of prospective follow-up to that of 88 whose BPD never remitted. METHOD The axis II comorbidity of 290 patients meeting both DIB-R and DSM-III-R criteria for BPD was assessed at baseline using a(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the severity of dissociation reported by borderline patients and axis II comparison subjects over 10 years of prospective follow-up. METHOD The Dissociative Experiences Scale (DES) - a 28-item self-report measure - was administered to 290 borderline in-patients and 72 axis II comparison subjects during(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of lamotrigine in reducing affective instability in borderline personality disorder (BPD). We conducted a 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 28 patients who met Revised Diagnostic Interview for Borderlines and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition(More)
Despite their impact on interpersonal relationships and health resources, suicide threats are not often studied in those with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The primary aim of this study was to examine clinically relevant predictors of suicide threats in this patient group. Two-hundred and ninety inpatients meeting Revised Diagnostic Interview for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the most clinically relevant baseline predictors of time-to-recovery from borderline personality disorder. METHOD Two hundred and ninety in-patients meeting rigorous criteria for borderline personality disorder were assessed during their index admission using a series of semistructured interviews and(More)
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