Personality Disorders



The stigma toward BPD

In response to Dr. Mark Zimmerman’s article, “Improving the recognition of borderline personality disorder,” I think the topic of improving the...


Personality disorders and the court system

As forensic psychiatrists, one of our main roles is to apply the Dusky standard to assess competency. In this regard, multiple times a week, we...

Cases That Test Your Skills

The girl who couldn’t stop stealing

Ms. B, age 14, has diagnoses of attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder and oppositional defiant disorder, and is taking extended-release...


Personality disorders on the acute care unit

Caring for the patient is integral to the art of doctoring, and yet there are some people for whom this is incredibly hard to do. They frustrate...