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psycnet.apa.org/search/display… A meta-analysis of 14 RCTs 🙄 for #BPD found that Treatment As Usual (TAU) helped a bit, Major finding given that #TAU is meant to be a control/inert treatment in #RCTs. This finding suggests more #research on the nature of TAU is needed. Brand new study!
While on the topic of meta-analyses, let it be known that once upon a time not very long ago (ca. 2006) in the world of academic #psychology, meta-analyses were looked down upon: /3
not experimental; boring; gl getting a tenure track job w a meta-analytic research program. Things have change and they are now the rage it seems. 3/3
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@NYTObits writes of John Gunderson: "He was adamant over the years that psychiatric drugs did not help resolve #borderline symptoms." nyti.ms/2E6UmHv This statement is narrowly true. In lectures, he specified circumstances that warrant the use of a range of medications...
6 months ago, while arguing against widespread use of lamotrigine in #BPD, Gunderson wrote, "Clinical experience has shown that medications can help build an alliance, can relieve states of distress, and can sometimes be helpful for comorbid disorders." ajp.psychiatryonline.org/doi/10.1176/ap…
He spoke of instances when mood stabilizers, #SSRIs, and even antipsychotics might be of use. He spoke out against the overuse of medication but saw a role for judicious use in clinical management. ucdenver.edu/academics/coll…
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Borderline Personality Disorder aka Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatised & complex mental health diagnoses (Thread) #BPD #EUPD
#MentalHealthAwareness
One could write pages relating to the condition BPD and a layman’s understanding would still be incomplete. For this reason I am going to try and keep it short, simple and concise as I can and explain to you what BPD is to me.
BPD is intense feelings of loneliness & an inability to sit with myself without resorting to poor coping behaviours #BPD #EUPD #MentalHealthAwareness
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