The distinguishing characteristics of narrative identity in adults with features of borderline personality disorder: an empirical investigation.

@article{Adler2012TheDC,
  title={The distinguishing characteristics of narrative identity in adults with features of borderline personality disorder: an empirical investigation.},
  author={Jonathan M Adler and Erica D. Chin and Aiswarya P Kolisetty and Thomas F. Oltmanns},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={498-512}
}
While identity disturbance has long been considered one of the defining features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), the present study marks only the third empirical investigation to assess it and the first to do so from the perspective of research on narrative identity. Drawing on the rich tradition of studying narrative identity, the present study examined identity disturbance in a group of 40 mid-life adults, 20 with features of BPD and a matched sample of 20 without BPD. Extensive… CONTINUE READING

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