Diagnosing borderline. A contribution to the question of its conceptual validity.

@article{Modestin1983DiagnosingBA,
  title={Diagnosing borderline. A contribution to the question of its conceptual validity.},
  author={Jiř{\'i} Modestin and I Abrecht and W. Tschaggelar and Harald Hoffmann},
  journal={Archiv fur Psychiatrie und Nervenkrankheiten},
  year={1983},
  volume={233 5},
  pages={
          359-70
        }
}
A total of 437 acute psychiatric inpatients were investigated with the help of a questionnaire containing DSM-III diagnostic criteria for schizotypal as well as for borderline personality disorder and criteria of the Flexible System for the diagnosis of schizophrenia. All patients were also independently diagnosed according to the ICD-9. The clinical ICD-9 diagnoses were compared with the diagnoses given on the basis of the three operational criteria sets mentioned. Patients fulfilling the… CONTINUE READING