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The comorbidity of borderline personality disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder: revisiting the prevalence and associations in a general population sample

Overview of attention for article published in Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, July 2015
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Title
The comorbidity of borderline personality disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder: revisiting the prevalence and associations in a general population sample
Published in
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation, July 2015
DOI 10.1186/s40479-015-0032-y
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Authors

Emily M. Scheiderer, Phillip K. Wood, Timothy J. Trull

Abstract

The comorbidity of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is frequent, yet not well understood. The influence of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) in the development of this comorbidity has been a focus of prior clinical studies, but empirical evidence to generalize this focus to the broader population is lacking. Primary aims of the present study included evaluation of: (a) the association of this comorbidity with decrements in health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and (b) the importance of CSA as a predictive factor for this comorbidity in a general population sample. We utilized data from Wave 2 of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a nationally representative face-to-face survey evaluating mental health in the non-institutionalized adult population of the United States. Data from respondents who met criteria for BPD and/or PTSD were analyzed (N = 4104) to assess potential associations between and among lifetime BPD-PTSD comorbidity, CSA, gender, healthcare usage, and mental and physical HRQOL. Lifetime comorbidity of BPD and PTSD was associated with more dysfunction than either individual disorder; and the factors of gender, age, and CSA exhibited significant effects in the prediction of this comorbidity and associated decrements in HRQOL. Results support the measured focus on CSA as an important, but not necessary, etiologic factor and emphasize this comorbidity as a source of greater suffering and public health burden than either BPD or PTSD alone. The differential impact of these disorders occurring alone versus in comorbid form highlights the importance of diagnosing both BPD and PTSD and attending to lifetime comorbidity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Mexico 1 1%
Unknown 66 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 14 21%
Student > Bachelor 10 15%
Student > Master 9 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 13%
Student > Postgraduate 6 9%
Other 9 13%
Unknown 10 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 32 48%
Medicine and Dentistry 15 22%
Social Sciences 4 6%
Philosophy 1 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 1%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 10 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 70. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 September 2019.
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