Research Groups

[1028] Emotion Regulation : ADHD and borderline personality disorder

The research group focuses on the following four domains:

  1. To understand the neurobiological bases of emotions, attention deficits, impulsivity and hyperactivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
  2. To assess the impact of new non-drug therapies (on emotion regulation) for ADHD: a. Neurofeedback:
    • a computerized interface for visualizing brain waves collected using an electroencephalogram (EEG) and responding based on this "feedback".
    • b. Psychotherapies inspired by those offered for BPD patients with a focus on emotions.
  3. Better define emotion dysregulation in patients with ADHD compared to those with BPD. A better understanding of emotion regulation in ADHD would improve the management of this disorder.
  4. Develop, implement and evaluate, in French speaking countries, specialized psychotherapeutic approaches for BPD such as mentalization-based therapy (TBM) or dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).