Identity disturbance in adolescence: associations with borderline personality disorder.

@article{Westen2011IdentityDI,
  title={Identity disturbance in adolescence: associations with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Drew Westen and Ephi J. Betan and Jared A Defife},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2011},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={
          305-13
        }
}
Although establishing a coherent identity is often viewed as a normative developmental task of adolescence, an important question is whether forms of identity disturbance seen in adult personality disorders can also be distinguished in adolescents. If so, such disturbances would constitute an essential target for research and clinical interventions. The goal of this study is to investigate the nature of identity disturbance in an adolescent clinical sample and to explore its links with… CONTINUE READING
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