Identity disturbance in borderline personality disorder: an empirical investigation.

@article{WilkinsonRyan2000IdentityDI,
  title={Identity disturbance in borderline personality disorder: an empirical investigation.},
  author={Tess Wilkinson-Ryan and Drew Westen},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 4},
  pages={528-41}
}
OBJECTIVE Identity disturbance is one of the nine criteria for borderline personality disorder in DSM-IV, yet the precise nature of this disturbance has received little empirical attention. This study examines 1) the extent to which identity disturbance is a single construct, 2) the extent to which it distinguishes patients with borderline personality disorder, and 3) the role of sexual abuse in identity disturbance in patients with borderline personality disorder. METHOD The authors… CONTINUE READING