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

    Aetiological pathways to Borderline Personality Disorder symptoms in early adolescence: childhood dysregulated behaviour, maladaptive parenting and bully victimisation

    Developmental theories for the aetiology of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) suggest that both individual features (e.g., childhood dysregulated behaviour) and negative environmental experiences (e.g., ma...

    Catherine Winsper, James Hall, Vicky Y. Strauss and Dieter Wolke

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:10

    Published on: 3 June 2017

  2. Research article

    Health related quality of life and psychopathological distress in risk taking and self-harming adolescents with full-syndrome, subthreshold and without borderline personality disorder: rethinking the clinical cut-off?

    Diagnostic standards do not acknowledge developmental specifics and differences in the clinical presentation of adolescents with borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is associated with severe impairments...

    Michael Kaess, Gloria Fischer-Waldschmidt, Franz Resch and Julian Koenig

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:7

    Published on: 7 May 2017

  3. Review

    What we have changed our minds about: Part 2. Borderline personality disorder, epistemic trust and the developmental significance of social communication

    In Part 1 of this paper, we discussed emerging evidence suggesting that a general psychopathology or ‘p’ factor underlying the various forms of psychopathology should be conceptualized in terms of the absence ...

    Peter Fonagy, Patrick Luyten, Elizabeth Allison and Chloe Campbell

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:9

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  4. Review

    What we have changed our minds about: Part 1. Borderline personality disorder as a limitation of resilience

    This paper sets out a recent transition in our thinking in relation to psychopathology associated with personality disorder, in an approach that integrates our thinking about attachment, mentalizing (understan...

    Peter Fonagy, Patrick Luyten, Elizabeth Allison and Chloe Campbell

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:11

    Published on: 11 April 2017

  5. Research article

    Evaluation of a psychoeducational group intervention for family and friends of youth with borderline personality disorder

    Despite high levels of burden and distress among families with a member who has borderline personality disorder (BPD), only two BPD specific family psychoeducation groups have been empirically evaluated. Neith...

    Jessie Pearce, Martina Jovev, Carol Hulbert, Ben McKechnie, Louise McCutcheon, Jennifer Betts and Andrew M. Chanen

    Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation 2017 4:5

    Published on: 24 March 2017

  6. 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

  7. 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

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