Journal article

Exploratory comparison of auditory verbal hallucinations and other psychotic symptoms among youth with borderline personality disorder or schizophrenia spectrum disorder

Marialuisa Cavelti, Katherine N Thompson, Carol Hulbert, Jennifer Betts, Henry Jackson, Shona Francey, Philipp Homan, Andrew M Chanen

Early Intervention in Psychiatry | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study explored phenomenological aspects of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) and other psychotic symptoms among youth with borderline personality disorder (BPD). METHODS: Sixty-eight outpatients, aged 15 to 25 years, were categorized into three groups according to their primary Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) diagnosis and AVH symptom profile; BPD + AVH (n = 23), schizophrenia spectrum disorder (SZ) + AVH (n = 22) and BPD with no AVH (n = 23). RESULTS: No differences in AVH were found between BPD + AVH and SZ + AVH. Compared with SZ + AVH, BPD + AVH scored lower on delusions and difficulty in abstract thinking and higher on host..

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Grants

Awarded by Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Forderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung


Funding Acknowledgements

Bangerter-Rhyner-Foundation, Grant/Award Number: no grant number; Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Forderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung, Grant/Award Number: P2BSP1_165354