Learn More
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)
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)
In this study, we examined the relationship between suicide attempts and low-lethal self-harm behavior in a sample of psychiatric inpatients. Using a cross-sectional approach, we surveyed 107 participants about their histories of suicide attempts, including overdoses, as well as various low-lethal self-harm behaviors. Compared with those without such(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)
To date, five major studies have examined the prevalence and type of personality disorders in community samples in the United States. According to the majority of studies, the overall prevalence of Axis II disorders in the general population is consistently around 10 percent. According to the most recent study, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is(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)
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 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 To determine the psychiatric characteristics of a sample of primary care patients receiving extended treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as well as to assess the appropriateness of extended treatment. STUDY DESIGN A prospective case series of patients (convenience sample) assessed with survey, psychological testing,(More)
Antidepressants are commonly prescribed medications that carry an imprecise risk of driving impairment. In this edition of The Interface, we explore the relationship between antidepressant medications and driving impairment. We conclude that while there may be a small risk of driving impairment with these medications, this risk is considerably heightened(More)