Violence in the lives of adult borderline patients.

  title={Violence in the lives of adult borderline patients.},
  author={Mary C. Zanarini and Frances Rachel Frankenburg and Donald Bradford Reich and Margaret F Marino and Michelle C. Haynes and John G. Gunderson},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={187 2},
The purpose of this study was to assess the experiences of adult violence reported by a sample of criteria-defined borderline patients and axis II controls. The experiences of having had a physically abusive partner and/or having been raped reported by 362 personality-disordered inpatients were assessed blind to diagnostic status using a semistructured research interview. Forty-six percent of borderline patients reported having been a victim of violence since the age of 18. Borderline patients… CONTINUE READING

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