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Get involved with Spectrum’s research program.

Are you interested in participating in research that will improve our knowledge of borderline personality disorder? Spectrum has an active research program that evaluates the effectiveness of treatment, explores the impact and management of disorders that co-occur with BPD, examines complexity in relationships and gives consumers, carers and clinicians a voice in the rapidly expanding field of personality disorder.


Volunteering to participate in research is a personal decision. We all need to carefully consider the risks and benefits before taking part. Potential benefits and risks that might be applicable to you.


We have a range of projects that are currently recruiting. All of the projects that are listed here have been approved by the Eastern Health Human Research and Ethics Committee. Details of these projects appear below. Please check the associated ‘flyer’ in the first instance to familiarise yourself with the purpose and requirements of a project, then email the contact person named on the flyer if you would like further information.


Does a low dose of quetiapine (Seroquel) assist with symptom management of borderline personality disorder?

-Link to page - Invitation to participate in Spectrum’s Quetiapine study

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

Help us understand borderline personality disorder and depression


The experience of auditory hallucinations in BPD – people who do (PowerPoint, 158KB) and do not hear ‘voices’ (PowerPoint, 154KB) are invited to participate.


Sexual and gender diversity within the context of Borderline Personality Disorder 

How might our early life experiences affect how we engage in romantic relationships?.

For more information regarding Spectrum’s research program – participation, collaboration, publications - please contact Spectrum.Research@easternhealth.org.au