Research

DBT team

Does depression experienced by someone diagnosed with BPD differ from depressive disorder?

Spectrum is recruiting for a research study to understand how people with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder experience depression.

Who we need
Anyone with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder.

What’s involved
We will arrange an interview with you to complete a few basic forms that will ask questions about your thoughts, feelings and experiences.

What we’re trying to do
We believe that people with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder may have a unique experience of depression that may not respond to conventional antidepressant treatment. We hope this study will help us improve our understanding and treament.

If you’re interested in learning more, please contact Dr Lukas Cheney at Spectrum on 8833 3050.

This study has been reviewed by Eastern Health’s Human Research and Ethics Committee. If you have any questions, please contact the Spectrum research team in the first instance at spectrum.research@easternhealth.org.au

If you have any concerns or complaints about how this study is being conducted, you can contact the Eastern Health Ethics Governance Officer by Phone: 03 9895 3398
or by email: ethics@easternhealth.org.au.