Brief article with evidence-based tips to improve the diagnosis of BPD, helps with better treatment

Brief article with evidence-based tips to improve the diagnosis of BPD, helps with better treatment

Improving the recognition of borderline personality disorder reports on research that finds that BPD tends to be underdiagnosed and as a result effective treatment is delayed, sometimes for up to a decade or more. The author recommends using an evidence based approach to determine which patients get screened for BPD, particularly patients with MDD, bipolar, PTSD, or panic disorder with Agoraphobia symptoms. This article is posted on 12-24-17 by Current Psychiatry blog.

Research finds a logical explanation for auditory hallucinations for people with schizophrenia

The online magazine Slate.com published “When People with Schizophrenia Hear Voices, There Really Hearing Their Own Sub Vocal Speech: unlike most people, they just can’t tell it’s themselves,” on March 2, 2015. This interesting article reviews the phenomenon called sub vocal speech, normal sub vocal speech patterns, and how people schizophrenia have difficulty managing it. 

Exciting research finding about “synaptic pruning” and schizophrenia

The New York Times published “Scientists Move Closer to Understanding Schizophrenia’s Cause” on 1-27-16.  This is a thorough article about fascinating research about a natural process called synaptic pruning, in which the brain, usually during adolescence and early adulthood, sheds weak or redundant synaptic connections.  The research reported in this article found genetic evidence that supports this theory as a significant factor, but not the sole factor, in developing schizophrenia.