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Subtypes of borderline personality disorder, associated clinical disorders and stressful life-events: A latent class analysis based on the British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

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Shevlin, M, Dorahy, Martin, Adamson, Gary and Murphy, Jamie (2007) Subtypes of borderline personality disorder, associated clinical disorders and stressful life-events: A latent class analysis based on the British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 46 (Part 3). pp. 273-281. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1348/014466406X150291

Abstract

Objectives. The current study examined the types of borderline personality profiles, associated psychological disorders and stressful life-events. Design. Data from the British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey were used to examine homogeneous subtypes of participants based on their responses to nine borderline personality disorder (BPD) criteria. Methods. Latent class analysis (LCA) was used to identify homogeneous groups, or classes, of individuals. A multinomial logistic regression model was used to estimate the association between classes and associated psychological disorders and stressful life-events. Results. A 4-class solution provided the best fit, ranging from a class with a low probability of showing any BPD symptoms to a class whose members had a relatively high probability of endorsing all criteria. Severity of BPD was associated with higher comorbidity and higher stressful life-events. Conclusions. Results suggest that four discrete classes make up the borderline continuum.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:1513
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:08
Last Modified:12 Mar 2012 16:43

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