Childhood Trauma in Borderline Personality Disorder
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Perry, J. Christopher
van der Kolk, Bessel A.
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CitationJL Herman, JC Perry, & BA van der Kolk. Childhood Trauma in Borderline Personality Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry, 1989.
AbstractSubjects with borderline personality disorder (N = 21) or borderline traits (N = 11) and nonborderline subjects with closely related diagnoses (N = 23) were interviewed in depth regarding experiences of major childhood trauma. Significantly more borderline subjects (81%) gave histories of such trauma, including physical abuse (71%), sexual abuse (68%), and witnessing serious domestic violence (62%); abuse histories were less common in those with borderline traits and least common in the subjects with no borderline diagnosis. These results demonstrate a strong association between a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and a history of abuse in childhood.
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