Examining the Nature and Mechanisms of Psychotic Experiences in Borderline Personality Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a severe psychiatric disorder with very significant personal and societal implications. People with BPD frequently experience psychotic symptoms like hearing voices and paranoid beliefs. Qualitatively, these voices and beliefs seem very similar to those experienced by people with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, but their causes and the mechanisms underlying them in BPD are poorly understood.
In the DSM-IV psychotic experiences in BPD were thought to be transient and stress-related but there is now good evidence that they can often be longstanding, are significantly associated with trauma and very unstable moods.
This Online Study Aims to:
– Characterise the phenotype(s) of psychotic-like and psychotic symptoms in individuals with BPD
– Investigate how psychotic experiences relate to the severity and characteristics of BPD psychopathology
– Examine the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying psychotic experiences in BPD
– Will be invited to complete an online screening form
– Those eligible for the study will then complete a series of questionnaires and computer tasks
If you are interested in participating but have questions or concerns, please email Charley Peitzmeier firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The results of this study will advance the understanding of psychotic experiences in people with Borderline Personality Disorder, which will aid in the management and treatment of this highly stigmatised and under-researched condition.
PsychREC Ref: PRE.2020.084