Personality disorders and violence: what is the link?

  title={Personality disorders and violence: what is the link?},
  author={Richard C. Howard},
  journal={Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation},
  • R. Howard
  • Published 17 September 2015
  • Psychology
  • Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation
Despite a well-documented association between personality disorders (PDs) and violence, the relationship between them is complicated by the high comorbidity of mental disorders, the heterogeneity of violence (particularly in regard to its motivation), and differing views regarding the way PDs are conceptualised and measured. In particular, it remains unclear whether there is a causal relationship between PDs and violence, and what the psychological mechanisms might be that mediate such a… 

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