Borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence

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In her debut blog, Jessica Tunmore summarises a recent research study, which looks at the relationship between borderline personality disorder and intimate partner violence.

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“Personality disorders” more common in people with immune-mediated inflammatory diseases

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Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe explores a recent cohort study which finds that people with inflammatory diseases such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease are at greater risk of “personality disorder”.

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Violence and mental illness: does ignoring this blog stigmatise some people who need our help?

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In his debut blog, Joseph Schwartz explores a systematic review finding that a range of psychiatric disorders are associated with an elevated risk of violence.

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One in four UK children exposed to maternal mental illness

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Francesca Bentivegna reviews a national retrospective cohort study which explores the prevalence of maternal mental illness among children and adolescents in the UK during 2005-2017.

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Home treatment by crisis resolution teams can prevent hospital admission, according to Swiss research

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Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba and Magdalena Skowronska review a recent Swiss RCT, which found that crisis resolution teams led to fewer hospital days per patient, but did not prevent hospital admission entirely.

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In harm’s way: psychiatric diagnosis and risks of being subjected to and perpetrating violence

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Sarah Steeg discusses a cohort study finding that people with a psychiatric diagnosis are 3-4 times more likely to be a victim or perpetrator of violence.

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Personality disorder: new position statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Keir Harding summarises the recently published position statement on personality disorder from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Readers interested in personality disorder research and services should follow #BIGSPD2020 on Twitter for the British and Irish Group for the Study of Personality Disorder conference on 24-26 March 2020.

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Prenatal stress and personality disorder: is there a link?

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In Anna Sri’s debut blog, she comments on a Finnish cohort study which examined the link between prenatal stress and diagnosis of personality disorder in offspring. The study concludes that the more severe the experience of prenatal stress, the increased likelihood of a later diagnosis of personality disorder in the offspring.

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Long-term outcomes of childhood sexual abuse #ISTSS2019

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Raphael Underwood summarises a recent umbrella review (a synthesis of meta-analyses), which aimed to evaluate the current literature regarding childhood sexual abuse and long-term outcomes (psychosocial outcomes, psychiatric diagnoses and physical health outcomes).

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Prevalence of comorbid personality disorder and alcohol use disorder

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People diagnosed with “personality disorders” are likely to also experience alcohol problems.

Dean Connolly summarises a recent systematic review that confirms the very high prevalence of comorbid personality disorders and alcohol use disorders.

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