alexa Affect dysregulation in borderline personality disorder and somatoform disorder: differentiating under- and over-regulation.
Psychiatry

Psychiatry

Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Author(s): van Dijke A, Ford JD, van der Hart O, van Son M, van der Heijden P

Abstract Share this page

Although affect dysregulation is considered a core component of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and somatoform disorders (SoD), remarkably little research has focused on prevalence and nature of affect dysregulation in these disorders. BPD and SoD diagnoses were confirmed or ruled out in 472 psychiatric inpatients using clinical interviews. Three qualitatively different forms of affect dysregulation were identified: under-regulation, over-regulation of affect and combined under- and over-regulation of affect. BPD was associated with under-regulation of affect, and SoD was associated with over-regulation of affect. However, one in five patients with BPD also reported substantial over-regulation, and one in six patients with SoD reported clinically significant under-regulation, and the comorbid BPD and SoD group reported more frequently both over- and under-regulation than patients diagnosed with BPD or SoD alone or those with other psychiatric disorders.

  • To read the full article Visit
  • Subscription
This article was published in J PersDisord and referenced in Journal of Psychology & Psychotherapy

Relevant Expert PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords