Journal article

Predictors of Substance Use in Youth With Borderline Personality Disorder

Franco Scalzo, Carol A Hulbert, Jennifer K Betts, Sue M Cotton, Andrew M Chanen

PERSONALITY DISORDERS-THEORY RESEARCH AND TREATMENT | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Concomitant substance misuse in adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with a more severe course of illness and poorer outcomes. Previous research has found an association between the number of borderline personality features and substance misuse in community samples. This study examined the relationship between substance use and severity of BPD in youth presenting for the first time for treatment (first presentation) of BPD. Participants were 117 help-seeking youth aged 15-25 years (93 females; Mage = 19.0 years, SD = 2.8) with BPD. Hierarchical logistic regression was used to investigate whether the severity of BPD predicted substance use. After adjusting for demog..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was conducted within a clinical trial (ACTRN126100 00100099) that is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (GNT0628739). Sue M. Cotton is supported by an National Health and Medical Research Council Career Development Fellowship (APP1061998).