The neuroendocrinological stress response system and stress vulnerability in youth with first-presentation borderline personality disorder

Grant number: 1048386 | Funding period: 2013 - 2018



Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental disorder with adverse long-term outcomes, including suicide. BPD is characterised by vulnerability to stressful life events and catastrophic responses to stress. This study of youth early in the course of BPD examines the baseline biological characteristics of the stress response system, how these characteristics might be influenced by treatment and how this relates to treatment outcome. The findings will inform early intervention for BPD.