Preventing wounds from healing: A relationship with borderline personality?

Randy A. Sansone, Charlene Lam, Michael W. Wiederman

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Patients with borderline personality disorder are characterized by ongoing engagement in self-destructive behavior, which may, according to previous studies of samples of convenience, include preventing wounds from healing. In this study, we examined in a consecutive sample of internal medicine outpatients the relationship between borderline personality symptomatology (using two self-report measures for borderline personality) and the phenomenon of prevented-wounds-from-healing. According to two different statistical approaches, there was a statistically significant relationship between positive scores of borderline personality symptomatology on both measures, and prevented wounds from healing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-471
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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