Journal article

A study comparing the experiences of family and friends of young people with borderline personality disorder features with family and friends of young people with other serious illnesses and general population adults

Mirra R Seigerman, Jennifer K Betts, Carol Hulbert, Ben McKechnie, Victoria K Rayner, Martina Jovev, Sue M Cotton, Louise McCutcheon, Catharine McNab, Emma Burke, Andrew M Chanen

BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER AND EMOTION DYSREGULATION | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Family and friends ('carers') of adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and carers of young people with other serious illnesses experience significant adversity but research on the experiences of caring for a young person with BPD features is sparse. This study aimed to: (i) describe the experiences of carers of young people with BPD features; (ii) compare them with published data assessing carers of young people with other serious illnesses and with adults from the general population. Methods: Eighty-two carers (M age = 44.74, SD = 12.86) of 54 outpatient young people (M age = 18.76, SD = 3.02) who met 3 to 9 DSM-IV BPD criteria completed self-report measures on distr..

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