Skip to main content

Table 3 Mean LPFS values for BPD criteria

From: Borderline personality disorder diagnosis in a new key

BPD CriterionIDSDEMINLPFS Sum
Criterion 1 (avoidance of abandonment)2.351.752.603.252.49
Criterion 2 (unstable relationships)2.151.602.753.202.43
Criterion 3 (identity disturbance)3.552.851.901.652.49
Criterion 4 (impulsivity)1.802.651.601.401.86
Criterion 5 (recurrent suicidal behavior)2.702.752.152.002.40
Criterion 6 (affective instability)2.721.801.551.551.91
Criterion 7 (chronic emptiness)3.152.751.651.852.08
Criterion 8 (intense anger)2.402.302.652.552.48
Criterion 9 (paranoia/dissociative symptoms)3.652.902.752.753.01
Mean2.722.372.182.24 
  1. BPD = borderline personality disorder, ID = identity, SD = self-direction, EM = empathy, IN = intimacy, LPFS = Level of Personality Functioning Scale