Recent BPD Research Findings
Fact & Insights about BPD
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:
Different Brain Regions Activated in Impulsive Aggression
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
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.
BPD Researcher Searches for Puzzle's Missing Piece
He believes the future of BPD research lies in uncovering the unifying pathway--that accounts for the symptoms that present as borderline personality.
The interpersonal dimension of borderline personality disorder: Toward a neuropeptide model
Stanley B, Siever LJ
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.
Facial emotional expression in reaction to social exclusion in BPD
Staebler, K et. al.
The Pain of Exclusion
Being ignored or left out activates areas of the brain associated with physical pain
Sexual Behavior in BPD
Randy Sansone, MD