Brad Reich, M.D.

BBRF Grantee: 2012 – 2014

McLean Hospital

Harvard Medical School:

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Part-Time

Dr. Reich, seeking a neurobiological distinction between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and bipolar disorder (BP), will lead an fMRI study of BPD and BPII patients examining how they react to various affective stimuli. Among other things, this research could prevent medications for BP patients from being incorrectly prescribed for those suffering from BPD. These medications are often prescribed in lieu of evidence-based psychotherapies known to be effective for BPD patients.