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PsychEd Episode 33: Treating Borderline Personality Disorder with Dr. Robert Biskin and Dr. Ronald Fraser

Welcome to PsychEd, the psychiatry podcast for medical learners, by medical learners.

This episode covers the treatment of borderline personality disorder with expert guests:

  • Dr. Robert Biskin, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, and inpatient psychiatrist at the Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the McGill University Health Centre, as well as the inpatient psychiatrist at the Jewish General Hospital.
  • Dr. Ronald Fraser, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University, and head of the Inpatient Detoxification Services and Addictions Unit, as well as director of the Extended Care Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic at the McGill University Health Centre.

The learning objectives for this episode are as follows: 

By the end of this episode, you should be able to…

  1. Understand the frame and principles of care for the treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder.
  2. Explore the approach to the treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder:
  1. On presentation in crisis to the emergency department.
  2. During an inpatient psychiatric admission.
  3. In the context of psychiatric outpatient care.
  1. Understand the use of psychotherapy in the treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder.
  2. Understand the use of pharmacotherapy in the treatment of individuals with borderline personality disorder

Guest: Dr. Robert Biskin and Dr. Ronald Fraser

Hosts: Dr. Sarah Hanafi (PGY3), Dr. Nima Nahiddi (PGY3), Audrey Le (CC4)

Audio editing by Audrey Le

Show notes by Dr. Nima Nahiddi

Interview Content:

  •  Introduction – 0:00
  • Learning objectives – 0:35
  • Principles of care for treatment of BPD – 1:16
  • The therapeutic frame – 5:40 
  • Approach to the management of emergency department presentations – 9:10
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) – 16:15
  • Suicidality and self-harm in BPD diagnosis – 21:05
  • Pharmacotherapy for symptom treatment – 22:40
  • Treatment of co-morbid disorders – 32:35 
  • Management of safety risk – 39:30
  • Stigma in treatment of BPD – 46:05
  • Closing remarks – 52:00

Resources/Articles:

References:

 

  • Cristea I.A., Gentili C, Cotet CD, Palomba D, Barbui C, Cuijpers P. (2017) Efficacy of Psychotherapies for Borderline Personality Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 74(4):319–328. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.4287
  • Ingenhoven T, Lafay P, Rinne T, Passchier J, Duivenvoorden H  J. (2010) Effectiveness of pharmacotherapy for severe personality disorders: meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials. Clin Psychiatry. 71(1):14
  • Paris J. (2009). The Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: Implications of Research on Diagnosis, Etiology, and Outcome. Review of Clinical Psychology. 5:1, 277-290
  • Stoffers J, Vollm BA, Rucker G, Timmer A, Huband N. (2010) Pharmacological interventions for borderline personality disorder. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD005653. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005653
  • Storebø  OJ, Stoffers-Winterling  JM, Völlm  BA, Kongerslev  MT, Mattivi  JT, Jørgensen  MS, Faltinsen  E, Todorovac  A, Sales  CP, Callesen  HE, Lieb  K, Simonsen  E.  (2020) Psychological therapies for people with borderline personality disorder. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Issue 5. Art. No.: CD012955. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012955.pub2

 

 

CPA Note: The views expressed in this podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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