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Affective instability and impulsivity predict nonsuicidal self-injury in the general population: a longitudinal analysis

Overview of attention for article published in Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, December 2016
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Title
Affective instability and impulsivity predict nonsuicidal self-injury in the general population: a longitudinal analysis
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Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, December 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40479-016-0051-3
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Evyn M. Peters, Marilyn Baetz, Steven Marwaha, Lloyd Balbuena, Rudy Bowen

Abstract

Impulsivity and affective instability are related traits known to be associated with nonsuicidal self-injury, although few longitudinal studies have examined this relationship. The purpose of this study was to determine if impulsivity and affective instability predict future nonsuicidal self-injury in the general population while accounting for the overlap between these traits. Logistic regression analyses were conducted on data from 2344 participants who completed an 18-month follow-up of the 2000 British National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Affective instability and impulsivity were assessed at baseline with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis II Personality Disorders. Nonsuicidal self-injury was assessed at baseline and follow-up during semi-structured interviews. Affective instability and impulsivity predicted the onset of nonsuicidal self-injury during the follow-up period. Affective instability, but not impulsivity, predicted the continuation of nonsuicidal self-injury during the follow-up period. Affective instability accounted for part of the relationship between impulsivity and nonsuicidal self-injury. Affective instability and impulsivity are important predictors of nonsuicidal self-injury in the general population. It may be more useful to target affective instability over impulsivity for the treatment of nonsuicidal self-injury.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 8%
Unknown 12 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 31%
Unspecified 2 15%
Student > Master 2 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 15%
Student > Postgraduate 1 8%
Other 2 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 5 38%
Unspecified 3 23%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 23%
Social Sciences 1 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 8%
Other 0 0%

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#4,339,991
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#51
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