Message from the President

Dear ESSPD Members, Colleagues, and Friends,

I hope all of you returned safely from our amazingly enriching and intense conference in Sitges. I have heard from many of you, that this was one of our best conferences with a lot of scientific insight and important discussion as well as socializing and enjoying beautiful Sitges. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

At the end of the conference in Sitges I took over the ESSPD presidency from Lars Mehlum, who did a fantastic job for two years. It is an honor and a pleasure to follow in your footsteps, Lars. Thank you for your great contribution!

Scientific Journal
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation

Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation
Edited by Martin Bohus, Christian, Schmahl, and John M Oldham this 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.

The ESSPD

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.