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A voice for those with BPD and their loved ones
BPD is often misunderstood, misdiagnosed and stigmatized. We at TARA try to provide you with the latest evidence based research results and explanations, referrals to evidence- based treatment, and statistical information regarding the effects of BPD on social issues of public health such as addiction, alcoholism, suicide, domestic violence, gambling, and incarceration. We provide you with links to current research and explanations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Transference Focused Psychotherapy (TFP).
Understanding the complex neuro circuitry within the brain and how these circuits contribute to how we perceive the world will help you understand BPD so that you can anticipate triggers avoid emotional escalations, and develop much needed compassion for the pain people with BPD experience.
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Valerie Porr, MA
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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.