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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health