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Borderline personality disorder is a common and severe psychiatric illness. The goal of this study was to determine whether topiramate can influence patients' borderline psychopathology, health-related quality of life, and interpersonal problems. Women meeting the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition Structured Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of topiramate versus placebo in the treatment of aggression in women who meet the criteria for borderline personality disorder. METHOD We conducted a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of topiramate in 29 female subjects (response rate 93.5%) meeting SCID (Structured Clinical(More)
The ICD-10-Symptom-Rating (ISR) is a self-rating questionnaire for patients. According to its conceptualization, the instrument was developed to closely represent the syndrome structure of the ICD-10 while assessing the extent of psychological distress an individual suffers from. The results of different factor analyses testing the postulated syndrome(More)
OBJECTIVES In previous studies of patients on-track to recovery (OT) involving therapists receiving only patient progress feedback without clinical support tools (CST) inconsistent results were found. Possible effects of combining patient progress feedback with CST on OT patients remain unclear. METHODS At intake (t1), 252 patients of two in-patient(More)
OBJECTIVES Although psychosomatic in-patient treatment is effective, 5-10% of the patients deteriorate. Providing patient progress feedback and clinical support tools to therapists improves the outcome for patients at risk of deterioration in counseling, outpatient psychotherapy, and substance abuse treatment. This study investigated the effects of feedback(More)
In an interdisciplinary project on maintaining and supporting independent living in old age, (a) competence training, (b) memory training and (c) psychomotor training as well as (d) combined competence and psychomotor training and (e) combined memory and psychomotor training was performed with n = 309 elderly of 75 to 89 years of age for 9 months.(More)
Anger and aggression are typical in borderline patients. The goal of this study was to compare the efficacy of lamotrigine versus placebo in the treatment of aggression in women meeting the criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD). We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of lamotrigine in 24 female subjects meeting(More)
Borderline patients often display pathological aggression. We previously tested lamotrigine, an anti-convulsant, in therapy for aggression in women with borderline personality disorder (BPD) (J Psychopharmacol 2005; 19: 287-291), and found significant changes on most scales of the State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI) after eight weeks. To assess(More)
BACKGROUND Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex mental disease associated with severe serious functional impairment, affective instability, and impulsive aggression. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of topiramate versus placebo in the treatment of aggression in men with borderline personality disorder. METHODS We conducted(More)
BACKGROUND Asthma is a serious medical problem in pregnancy and is often associated with stress, anger and poor quality of life. The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy of progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) on change in blood pressure, lung parameters, heart rate, anger and health-related quality of life in pregnant women with bronchial asthma.(More)