2032-17: Borderline Personality Disorder or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:  Do Autonomic Differences Reveal Unique Trauma Pathways and Novel Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment?

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2032-17:  Borderline Personality Disorder or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder:  Do Autonomic Differences Reveal Unique Trauma Pathways and Novel Approaches for Diagnosis and Treatment?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) are debilitating syndromes causing impairment across domains.  Evidence from heart-rate variability (HRV), resting-state functional connectivity, and inflammation studies differentiate the autonomic dysfunction observed in each disorder.  Physio-affective dynamics may afford improved conceptualization of and treatment for patients with BPD and PTSD.

Presenters: William C. Nicholson, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Simone Durand, MSN, CRNP

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.

Session Length:  46 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Understand the relationship between trauma and the autonomic nervous system.
  2. Identify the physiological mechanisms that may generate the distinct physio-affective sequelae observed in PTSD or BPD.
  3. Seek to include objective physiological indicators in the assessment and treatment of patients with PTSD and BPD.

Keywords: PTSD, BPD, Trauma, Neuromodulation

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, October 19, 2017
12:15pm - 1:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019


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