Journal article

A network analysis of borderline personality disorder symptoms and disordered eating

Tara De Paoli, Matthew Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Chia Huang, Isabel Krug

Journal of Clinical Psychology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The current study used network analysis to explore associations between specific groupings of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and eating disorder (ED) symptoms, and other transdiagnostic variables including insecure attachment, rejection sensitivity, emotion dysregulation, a theory of mind, and emotion recognition. METHOD: Network analysis was undertaken on self-report data from 753 adults (81.5% women), of whom 109 reported a lifetime ED diagnosis. RESULTS: Comorbidity between BPD and ED symptoms was only partially conceptualized through the transdiagnostic variables. The centrality indices from the network analysis indicated that emotion dysregulation and abandonment were ..

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