Emotion Regulation : ADHD and borderline personality disorder
The research group focuses on the following four domains:
- To understand the neurobiological bases of emotions, attention deficits, impulsivity and hyperactivity in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
- 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.
- 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.
- Develop, implement and evaluate, in French speaking countries, specialized psychotherapeutic approaches for BPD such as mentalization-based therapy (TBM) or dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).