Message from the president

"The aim of the ESSPD is to bring together everyone in Europe who is interested, from whatever perspective, in the topic of personality disorder. In doing so we hope to create a vibrant society promoting understanding and treatment of personality disorder and allied disorders to ensure that personality disorder remains a subject of importance to governments, health services, clinicians, and the public."

Anthony Bateman, President of the ESSPD


Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation: A new journal to meet a growing need 

Edited by Martin Bohus, Christian, Schmahl, and John M Oldham this new open access journal will focus on the psychological, social and neurobiological aspects of emotion dysregulation.

It will cover the whole range of BPD research including epidemiology, phenomenology, pathophysiology, psychological and pharmacological treatment, neurobiology, genetics, and animal models of BPD.

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Classification of personality disorder and assessment of personality functioning 

Assessing the DSM-5 Level of Personality Functioning and the OPD Level of Structural Integration amounts to the same thing according to Johannes Zimmermann.

In February 2010, the DSM-5 Work Group on Personality and Personality Disorders published their first proposal for the new classification system of personality disorders (PDs).

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Upcoming Congresses 

3rd International Congress on Borderline Personality and Allied Disorder 

Sheraton Hotel, Rome, Italy

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ESSPD Workshops on Personality Disorders
Skills Training for Effective Treatments

Tallinn University, Tallinn, Estonia

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