Comparing models of borderline personality disorder: Mothers’ experience, self-protective strategies, and dispositional representations

  title={Comparing models of borderline personality disorder: Mothers’ experience, self-protective strategies, and dispositional representations},
  author={Patricia M. Crittenden and Louise K Newman},
  journal={Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry},
  pages={433 - 451}
This study compared aspects of the functioning of mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD) to those of mothers without psychiatric disorder using two different conceptualizations of attachment theory. The Adult Attachment Interviews (AAIs) of 32 mothers were classified using both the Main and Goldwyn method (M&G) and the Dynamic-Maturational Model method (DMM). We found that mothers with BPD recalled more danger, reported more negative effects of danger, and gave evidence of more… 

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