Strukturniveau und klinischer schweregrad der borderline- persönlichkeitsstörung

Translated title of the contribution: Personality structure and clinical severity of borderline personality disorder

Susanne Hörz, Michael Rentrop, Melitta Fischer-Kern, Peter Schuster, Nestor Kapusta, Peter Buchheim, Stephan Doering

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Abstract

Objectives: To correlate personality structure and clinical severity of borderline personality disorder. Methods: Based on data froma sample of 104 female patients with borderline personality disorder, we computed bivariate correlations and group comparisons using the scales fromthe Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO) as well as indicators of clinical severity of the disorder (axis-II comorbidity, suicide attempts, self-destructive behaviour, service utilization). Results: Patients with a clinically more severe disorder revealed a worse level of personality structure. Specific associations between dimensions of personality structure and phenomenology were found. Conclusions: The diagnoses of personality structure and of phenomenology complement each other and should be combined in clinical settings as well as for research purposes.

Translated title of the contributionPersonality structure and clinical severity of borderline personality disorder
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)136-149
Number of pages14
JournalZeitschrift fur Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010

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