Recent BPD Research Findings
What is BPD is, who is affected, what it does to those who have it, and
how is it treated New England Journal of Medicine:
A brain imaging study shows that regions responsible for inhibiting aggression are not activated by a serotonergic stimulus in personality-disordered patients with impulsive aggression
PSYCHIATRIC NEWS 4 Part Series
Long Journey Led to Advances in Understanding and Treating BPD The new findings about BPD upend some early assumptions, such as that the disorder is a life sentence, that is, an expression of "who you are" rather than a disorder you have.
With a "relentlessly empirical" approach to patients, Antonia New, M.D., has used brain imaging to help establish the neurobiological basis for the troubling behavior associated with borderline personality disorder.
He believes the future of BPD research lies in uncovering the unifying pathway--that accounts for the symptoms that present as borderline personality.
Attachment and affiliative system may be implicated in the disorder. Neuropeptides, including the opioids, oxytocin, and vasopressin, serve a crucial role in the regulation of affiliative behaviors and thus may be altered in borderline personality disorder.