The Board of the ESSPD is deeply distressed by the war against the Ukraine. We extend our solidarity and sympathy to all people affected by the war, particularly given the well-known long-term consequences of war on mental health.

News from ESSPD President

Babette Renneberg, PhD
ESSPD President

Dear colleagues, friends and ESSPD members,

We are very happy to invite you to our next congress, the 6th International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders to be held online from 10–12 October 2022.

The overarching theme of our conference is:

“Change for a better future: Perspectives beyond symptoms“

ESSPD webinar

Those that didn’t have the chance to attend the webinar “The ICD-11 Classification of Personality Disorders – Challenges and Opportunities” can now purchase access to the recording.

ESSPD Research Update

The quarterly newsletter is focused upon the theme of borderline personality disorder, physical health, morbidity and mortality as well as BPD, trauma and PTSD, and contains a review of the five most innovative contributions to the literature in the recent months. The corresponding scientific writer is Sophie Liljedahl, PhD.

Deaths by suicide and other causes among patients with borderline personality disorder and personality-disordered comparison subjects over 24 years of prospective follow-up

Borderline personality disorder and self-directed violence in a sample of suicidal army soldiers

Scientific Journal

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation edited by Martin Bohus, Christian Schmahl and John M. Oldham is the official journal of the ESSPD. The open access journal focuses on the psychological, social, and neurobiological aspects of emotion dysregulation. It covers the whole range of BPD research including epidemiology, phenomenology, pathophysiology, psychological, and pharmacological treatment, neurobiology, genetics, and animal models of BPD. The journal recently received an impact factor of 2.067. The ESSPD donates three Waivers for Article Processing Charges (APC) primarily to members from Eastern European countries.


Stimulates and supports

scholarship, clinical experience, international collaboration and communication of research on all aspects of personality disorders including epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and assessment, course and treatment in Europe.

Society with a European signature

which will address the specific needs of the European personality disorder field and actively will expand it to countries in which it is less developed.

Actively seeks contact and cooperation

with family and users organizations and is open to professionals who are actively involved or interested in the study, assessment and treatment of personality disorders.

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