Developmental aspects of personality disorders

This section is edited by Carla Sharp.

"The assessment and treatment of personality disorders in youth has received increased research attention in the last 10-15 years. These advances have been reflected in the legitimization of adolescent personality disorder diagnosis in psychiatric nomenclature, and in national treatment guidelines around the world. Meanwhile, it seems that scientific evidence and national practice guidelines are yet to penetrate routine clinical care. We are therefore delighted to create a section on Developmental Aspects of Personality Disorder in youth to promote research into detection, treatment and support of borderline personality disorder in young people."

  1. Research article

    Self-reported patterns of impairments in mentalization, attachment, and psychopathology among clinically referred adolescents with and without borderline personality pathology

    Previous research, which primarily focused on adult samples, suggests that individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) display high levels of psychopathology, dysfunctional mentalization and problem...

    Sune Bo and Mickey Kongerslev

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:4

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  2. Research article

    The specificity of emotion dysregulation in adolescents with borderline personality disorder: comparison with psychiatric and healthy controls

    Research has supported the notion that emotion dysregulation is a core feature of BPD. However, given that this feature is typical of healthy adolescents as well as adolescents with other psychiatric disorders...

    Marina Ibraheim, Allison Kalpakci and Carla Sharp

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:1

    Published on: 10 January 2017