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  • Dr. Sarah Fineberg discusses computational psychiatry, social learning measurement in BPD, and her impressions of Riggs

    Sarah Fineberg, MD, PhD, an instructor in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, discusses her interest in computational psychiatry, measuring social learning in interaction in borderline personality disorder (BPD), and her impressions of Riggs during a recent visit to deliver a Grand Rounds presentation.

  • The Austen Riggs Center is an open psychiatric treatment setting located in Stockbridge, MA.

    As we approach the end of 2017, we thought we’d look back over some of our more popular blogs and blog series from this year.

  • In making the diagnosis of a personality disorder, a clinician takes into account a full, thoughtful assessment not just of symptoms, but also of all the relevant psychological, social, and relational information.

    In thinking about borderline personality disorder, it's important to think about the individuality of the person carrying the diagnosis. A person with BPD isn't "a borderline," but is a person first and foremost. In making the diagnosis of a personality disorder, a clinician takes into account a full, thoughtful assessment not just of symptoms, but also of all the relevant psychological, social, and relational information.

  • Winter 2016-17 of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on family involvement, borderline personality disorder, and suicide research.

    Winter 2016-17 of Austen Riggs Center, ARC News, featuring articles on family involvement, borderline personality disorder, and suicide research.

  • The Austen Riggs Center is an open psychiatric treatment setting located in Stockbridge, MA.

    Last week we featured some of our top blogs of 2016. This week, we bring you the rest of the list.

  • The Austen Riggs Center treatment approach is based on four-times weekly individual psychotherapy.

    The field is learning that psychiatric diagnosis is not as straightforward as in the rest of medicine and surgery, where making the single right diagnosis points toward the likely effective treatment.

  • The Austen Riggs Center offers a unique, comprehensive, and integrated program for the treatment of borderline personality disorder.

    The Austen Riggs Center offers a unique, comprehensive, and integrated program for the treatment of borderline personality disorder. Recognizing that the instability of emotions and sense of self characteristic of the disorder is generally the product of early developmental disruption, inconsistent relationships, and trauma, rather than a simple imbalance of neurochemistry, our treatment approach is built around relationships and engagement in the life of our vibrant therapeutic community. 

  • Eric M. Plakun, MD, DLFAPA, FACPsych, Associate Medical Director and Director of Admissions

    Associate Medical Director Eric Plakun, MD, explores "shared elements" or "common factors" for the treatment of suicidal patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) in the March 4, 2016 issue of Psychiatric News.

  • Austen Riggs Online CME/CE courses

    Personality disorders (including borderline personality disorder) are one of the most common diagnoses patients contend with when seeking residential treatment at the Austen Riggs Center. Many of our clinicians present and publish widely on personality disorders, as well as many other topics. In an effort to share learning and generate conversation, Riggs curates a broad selection of resources on our website. 

  • Austen Riggs Center

    As 2015 comes to a close and we begin looking toward 2016, we wanted to take a moment to look back over the year and remember some of the Riggs Blogs that generated discussions, highlighted milestones and in other ways encapsulated some of the many important moments and topics for us during the year.

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