Borderline Personality Disorder

Date: 21/03/17

Professor Jayashri Kulkarni, Psychiatrist, Professor of  Psychiatry and Director of Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre presented Borderline  Personality Disorder – A

Psychoneuroendocrine Approach at MCHRI on Tuesday  21 March.

Professor Kulkarni outline how borderline personality disorder would be more appropriately described as  complex trauma disorder. Prof Kulkarni presented compelling data on the importance of severe early trauma and attachment disturbances in the history of  patients with borderline personality disorder. These patients ideally need  trauma informed care.  Her clinic  population has up to 65% prevalence of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Prof  Kulkarni’s research team is currently investigating potential treatments  including and those targeting glutamate overactivity.