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Personality and Psychosocial Research Program

The Personality and Psychosocial Research Program focuses on research into the causes and diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD).

Our seminal studies on BPD helped transform the diagnosis into an empirically validated and internationally recognized condition with specific treatments and good outcomes. Our clinician-scientists study the origins, course, development, and treatment of BPD.

Recent research has focused on interactions of BPD and mood and other psychiatric disorders, a longitudinal study of patients with BPD, and the development of Good Psychiatric Management, a treatment approach that allows clinicians to treat BPD effectively.

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