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The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders

What is the ESSPD?

New Content ItemThe European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders is an academy of excellence brought together to stimulate and support scholarship, clinical experience, international collaboration, and communication of research on all aspects of personality disorders including epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis and assessment, course, and treatment in Europe.

The membership consists of individuals who have a record of high-quality work in the field of personality disorders in science, policy making, clinical skills and/or education and teaching.

The ESSPD is designed to be a society with a European signature which will address the specific needs of the European personality disorder field and actively will expand it to countries in which it is less developed.

Research from the ESSPD


Euthanasia and assisted suicide in patients with personality disorders: a review of current practice and challenges

Mehlum L., Schmahl C., Berens A. et al.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2020 7:15


European guidelines for personality disorders: past, present and future

Simonsen S., Bateman A., Bohus M. et al.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2019 6:9


Building a strong European alliance for personality disorder research and intervention

Mehlum L., Bateman A., Dalewijk H.J. et al.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2018 5:7

Call for submissions

Call for submissions from all ESSPD members

The ESSPD Newsletter

Read the latest ESSPD newsletter to learn more about the activity of the society.

The ESSPD biennial meeting

The next ESSPD congress is scheduled to be held in Antwerp, Belgium, 10–12th October 2022. More information will follow.

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • 2022 Citation Impact
    4.1 - 2-year Impact Factor
    4.3 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.643 - SNIP (Source Normalized Impact per Paper)
    1.394 - SJR (SCImago Journal Rank)

    2023 Speed
    27 days submission to first editorial decision for all manuscripts (Median)
    124 days submission to accept (Median)

    2023 Usage
    295 Altmetric mentions