Prevalence of DSM-IV borderline personality disorder in two community samples : 6,330 English 11-year-olds and 34,653 American adults
Zanarini, Mary C., Horwood, Jeremy, Wolke, Dieter, Waylen, Andrea, Fitzmaurice, Garrett M. and Grant, Bridget F.. (2011) Prevalence of DSM-IV borderline personality disorder in two community samples : 6,330 English 11-year-olds and 34,653 American adults. Journal of Personality Disorders, Vol.25 (No.5). pp. 607-619. ISSN 0885-579XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2011.25.5.607
This study had two main objectives. The first was to assess the prevalence of DSM-IV borderline personality disorder and its constituent symptoms in a community sample of late-latency children. The second was to compare these rates to those found in a community sample of American adults. A birth cohort of 6,330 11-year-old children in Bristol, England, was interviewed concerning borderline psychopathology in 2002–2004. A community sample of 34,653 American adults was interviewed about borderline psychopathology in 2004–2005. Rates of chronic emptiness, physically self-damaging acts, and stormy relationships were very similar in both samples (<2% difference). However, a significantly higher percentage of children than adults reported being angry and moody. In contrast, a significantly higher percentage of adults than children reported being paranoid/dissociated, having a serious identity disturbance, being impulsive, and making frantic efforts to avoid abandonment. In addition, a significantly higher percentage of adults than children met DSM-IV criteria for BPD (5.9% vs. 3.2%). Statistically significant but clinically minor gender differences were also found between girls and boys as well as men and women. Taken together, the results of this study suggest that late-latency children are about half as likely as adults to meet DSM-IV criteria for BPD. They also suggest that gender does not play a defining role in symptom expression.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Faculty of Science > Psychology
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Borderline personality disorder -- Research, Cohort analysis|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Personality Disorders|
|Page Range:||pp. 607-619|
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