Childhood trauma in borderline personality disorder.

  title={Childhood trauma in borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Judith Lewis Herman and John C. Perry and Bessel A. van der Kolk},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={146 4},
Subjects with borderline personality disorder (N = 21) or borderline traits (N = 11) and nonborderline subjects with closely related diagnoses (N = 23) were interviewed in depth regarding experiences of major childhood trauma. Significantly more borderline subjects (81%) gave histories of such trauma, including physical abuse (71%), sexual abuse (68%), and witnessing serious domestic violence (62%); abuse histories were less common in those with borderline traits and least common in the… CONTINUE READING
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