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Mechanisms of change in dialectical behavior therapy: theoretical and empirical observations.
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can be considered a well-established treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD) as evidenced by seven well-controlled randomized clinical trials acrossExpand
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Disentangling emotion processes in borderline personality disorder: physiological and self-reported assessment of biological vulnerability, baseline intensity, and reactivity to emotionally evocative
This study investigated M. Linehan's (1993) theory that individuals meeting criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD) have high biological vulnerability to emotion dysregulation, includingExpand
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State affective instability in borderline personality disorder assessed by ambulatory monitoring.
BACKGROUND Although affective instability is an essential criterion for borderline personality disorder (BPD), it has rarely been reported as an outcome criterion. To date, most of the studiesExpand
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Emotion Regulation and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Prospective Investigation
Current conceptualizations suggest that individuals with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) over-utilize relatively ineffective emotion regulation strategies such as expressive suppression, andExpand
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Childhood trauma and current psychological functioning in adults with social anxiety disorder.
Etiological models of social anxiety disorder (SAD) suggest that early childhood trauma contributes to the development of this disorder. However, surprisingly little is known about the link betweenExpand
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Dialectical behavior therapy for clients with binge-eating disorder or bulimia nervosa and borderline personality disorder.
OBJECTIVE This treatment development study provides summary data for standard Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with minimal adaptation for 8 women with binge-eating disorder (BED) (5) or bulimiaExpand
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Neural mechanisms underlying 5-HTTLPR-related sensitivity to acute stress.
OBJECTIVE Many studies have shown that 5-HTTLPR genotype interacts with exposure to stress in conferring risk for psychopathology. However, the specific neural mechanisms through which thisExpand
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Amygdala volume in combat-exposed veterans with and without posttraumatic stress disorder: a cross-sectional study.
CONTEXT Data from animal models demonstrate a link between stress exposure and hypertrophic changes in the amygdala; however, studies of adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have failedExpand
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Experiential, autonomic, and neural responses during threat anticipation vary as a function of threat intensity and neuroticism
We examined the biobehavioral impact of varying levels of anticipatory anxiety, using a shock anticipation task in which unpredictable electric shocks were threatened and delivered to the wrist at variable intervals and intensities (safe, medium, strong). Expand
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Distress and Affective Dysregulation in Patients With Borderline Personality Disorder: A Psychophysiological Ambulatory Monitoring Study
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by enduring psychological distress and affective dysregulation. Several models have linked both phenomena, but are lacking empirical support. ToExpand
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