TARA: Treatment And Research Advancements
The voice for those with BPD and their loved one's
BPD is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and stigmatized. We at TARA try to provide you with the latest evidence based research results and explanations and referrals to evidence- based treatment. We will provide you with links to the actual research and explanations of DBT, Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) and Transference- Focused Psychotherapy (TFP).
About the Brain
Valerie Porr, MA
Kevin Meehan, PhD
Facial Emotional Recognition in BPD
Dennis Tirch, PhD
BPD Misdiagnosis & Mistreatment
Feelings of Shame
TARA survey's aim to learn about your experiences
coping with Borderline Personality Disorder. It is only
with data quantifying your experiences that we can motivate new research and advocate effectively to demand action to improve diagnosis, availability of evidence-based BPD treatment and increased research funding. TARA developed these surveys in response to observations garnered over 20 years from our helpline and family classes indicating that appropriate diagnosis and treatment is a major stumbling block towards getting help with BPD, shame is a major problem and immune disorders seem to be highly prevalent.
New BPD Research
A New Perspective on the Pathophysiology of BPD: A Model of the Role of Oxytocin
By Sabine Herpertz and Katja Bertsch
This article is a concise review of current research, clearly demonstrating the interpersonal hypersensitivity, difficulty in trusting others and pervasive misperceptions of situations, especially interpersonal situations. Dr. Herpertz and Dr. Bertsch make a strong case for future research on the role of Oxytocin in BPD.
The TARA Method Family
TARA's Borderline Suicide Memorial Wall
BPD has a 10% suicide rate. Families who have lost a loved on to BPD suicide are deprived of a way to honor thier loved one because of the wide spread stigma towards individuals with borderline personality disorder. TARA invites those who have lost a loved one to Borderline Suicide to honor the suffering of their loved one and to validate the courage it took to live with the relentless pain of BPD, by posting their photo on TARA's Borderline Suicide Memorial Wall.
The director of the film, who has the BPD diagnosis, will be
at the screening to discuss & answer questions
"Borderline" is the first documentary to capture the lived
experience of BPD.