Journal article

Psychotic symptoms in adolescents with borderline personality disorder features

Katherine N Thompson, Marialuisa Cavelti, Andrew M Chanen

EUROPEAN CHILD & ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Psychotic symptoms have been found to be relatively common among adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD), and to be a marker of BPD severity, but are not recognised in daily clinical practice in these patients. This study is the first to examine the prevalence of psychotic symptoms in 15-18-year olds with BPD features. It was hypothesised that adolescents with full-threshold BPD would have significantly more psychotic symptoms than adolescents with sub-threshold BPD features, and that both these groups would have significantly more psychotic symptoms than adolescents with no BPD features. A total of 171 psychiatric outpatients, aged 15-18 years, were assessed using a structured int..

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