Author | Robert J. Gregory, MD

Articles

Management Strategies To Minimize Suicide Risk in Borderline Patients

September 10, 2012

Patients with borderline personality disorder can present with multiple crises and minor incidents of self-harm or threats, but determining when the actions are true cause for concern can be a challenge.

Managing Suicide Risk in Borderline Personality Disorder

May 02, 2012

Staying empathic and keeping the conflict within the patient instead of between the patient and health care provider, is a key to successful management.

Clinical Challenges in Co-occurring Borderline Personality and Substance Use Disorders

November 01, 2006

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious illness involving multiple symptoms and mal adaptive behaviors. According to DSM-IV, “the essential feature of borderline personality disorder is a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects” (p. 650). This pervasive pattern of instability also applies to behaviors that are impulsive and potentially damaging, including excessive spending, sexual promiscuity, reckless driving, binge eating, and substance misuse.