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Intentional self-harm behavior is an important clinical phenomenon that appears highly related to borderline personality disorder (BPD). Self-harm behavior in the context of borderline personality probably exists along a continuum from graphic, self-harm behavior to milder forms of self-sabotaging behavior that might be viewed as self-defeating Relatively(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, we examined the prevalence of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in a sample of patients seeking outpatient treatment with buprenorphine for opioid addiction. METHOD To assess for BPD, we used three self-report surveys in a consecutive study sample. RESULTS Of the 111 participants who completed all three measures of BPD, 49(More)
Depression is a relatively common clinical disorder and can be difficult to effectively treat according to findings from the Sequenced Treatment Alternatives to Relieve Depression study. Given this working terrain, patient adherence with antidepressant therapy is a critical aspect of effective clinical management. However, according to contemporary data(More)
The genuine prevalence of personality disorders among those with eating disorders is unknown. However, in this paper, we summarize the existing data, with careful acknowledgment of our approach to interpretation as well as the limitations of previous studies. Our findings indicate that obsessive-compulsive personality is the most common personality disorder(More)
Borderline personality disorder is a complex psychiatric syndrome that is characterized by a number of pathological interpersonal and behavioral symptoms. Because of these symptoms, individuals with borderline personality disorder tend to have difficulties in their relationships with others, including mental health clinicians. Through a literature review,(More)
OBJECTIVE In this study, relationships between sleep quality and borderline personality disorder were examined using 2 self-report measures. METHOD Using a cross-sectional design in a sample of convenience of internal medicine outpatients, we surveyed men and women (N=76), aged 18 years or older, who were seeking nonemergent medical care during the period(More)
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER (BPD) IS A COMPLEX AXIS II Phenomenon that is typically described in a psychological or psychiatric context. In this article, we translate the various aspects of BPD to the primary care setting. Previous work in this area has explored specific relationships between BPD and individual medical disorders or between BPD and(More)
OBJECTIVE According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an Axis II phenomenon that is characterized by impulsivity, including sexual impulsivity. However, little empirical research has been undertaken to confirm and/or define the nature of sexual impulsivity in patients with(More)
For years, there has been speculation among clinicians about possible relationships between (a) depression and the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and (b) comorbid depression and adverse CVD outcomes. In a review of the recent literature, we noted that there are data to support both of these clinical urban legends. In addition, while data are(More)
INTRODUCTION While the relationship between childhood trauma and employment disability has undergone very limited study, existing data suggest a possible correlation. METHOD In this study of 91 outpatients in an internal medicine setting, we surveyed participants and inquired about their childhood histories of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse, of(More)