Journal article

Young People With Borderline Personality Disorder Have an Increased Lifetime Risk of Being the Victim of Interpersonal Violence

Marialuisa Cavelti, Katherine Thompson, Jennifer Betts, Claire Fowler, Stefan Luebbers, Sue M Cottton, Andrew Chanen

JOURNAL OF INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

This study aimed to examine the lifetime risk of being the victim of criminal or violent offenses among young people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) features (1-9 DSM-IV criteria). Demographic and diagnostic data from 492 outpatients who attended a specialist public mental health service for 15- to 25-year-olds between January 1998 and March 2008 were linked with offending data from a state-wide police database, collected between March 1993 and June 2017, in order to establish victimization history. This included information on criminal offenses perpetrated against these young people and intervention orders implemented to protect them from being victimized by another person's viol..

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship and/or publication of this article: MC was supported by grants from the Bangerter-Rhyner-Foundation and the Janggen-Pohn Foundation in Switzerland.