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ADHD and BPD - associated, but poorly understood

Edited by: Alexandra Philipsen

We are delighted to publish a selection of review articles and original data in our special issue in Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation written by authors dedicated to understanding the link between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) and the treatment of this particular patient group. 

Conducting a systematic review, Calvo et al. from Barcelona are able to show the important role of traumatic experiences in the development from childhood ADHD to BPD in later life. Based on available experimental and clinical data in ADHD, Mehren and colleagues derive hypotheses why physical exercise could also be beneficial for patients with BPD. Finally, Rüfenacht et al. from Geneva investigate emotional dysregulation and regulation strategies in ADHD, BPD, and a comorbid sample. Their findings clearly indicate that patients with BPD and comorbid ADHD suffer from the most severe emotion dysregulation, again highlighting the importance of recognizing ADHD in BPD samples.

  1. In recent years, the existence of possible developmental pathways from childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to adult Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has been suggested. The existence...

    Authors: Natalia Calvo, Benjamin Lara, Laia Serrat, Violeta Pérez-Rodríguez, Òscar Andión, Josep A. Ramos-Quiroga and Marc Ferrer

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2020 7:2

    Content type: Review

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  2. A growing body of literature indicates a potential role for physical exercise in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Suggested effects include the reduction of ADHD core symptoms ...

    Authors: Aylin Mehren, Markus Reichert, David Coghill, Helge H. O. Müller, Niclas Braun and Alexandra Philipsen

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2020 7:1

    Content type: Review

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  3. Emotional dysregulation (ED) is now considered as an important symptom of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It is believed to have a considerable impact on the severity of the disorder, one’s gl...

    Authors: Eva Rüfenacht, Sebastian Euler, Paco Prada, Rosetta Nicastro, Karen Dieben, Roland Hasler, Eléonore Pham, Nader Perroud and Sébastien Weibel

    Citation: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2019 6:11

    Content type: Research article

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