Project NARSAD – Epigenetic Regulation in BPD: Effects of Psychotherapy

Basic data

Acronym:
NARSAD
Title:
Epigenetic Regulation in BPD: Effects of Psychotherapy
Duration:
01/03/2016 to 28/02/2017
Abstract / short description:
We will study how genetic factors interact with
the environment in a treatment for borderline personality
disorder (BPD). Established treatments for BPD include
dialectical behavioral therapy, which targets patients’ environments. We plan to assess how this kind of therapy affects the expression of genes that have already been associated with BPD. This testing is needed to check the theory that therapy and other comparable treatments work by promoting methylation, the adding
of methyl groups to DNA (an epigenetic process).

Involved staff

Managers

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Hospitals and clinical institutes, Faculty of Medicine

Local organizational units

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Hospitals and clinical institutes
Faculty of Medicine

Funders

New York, United States of America
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