Social cognition skills in borderline personality disorder
White, E. 2014. Social cognition skills in borderline personality disorder. PhD Thesis Canterbury Christ Church University Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
Section A reviewed 18 empirical behavioural studies on empathy and mental state inference (MSI) skills in those meeting Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) criteria. The review was situated within Mentalization theory (MBT), which posits a central link between such skills and complex needs presentation. Firm conclusions about BPD mentalization skills are difficult as deficits, enhanced abilities and no differences from non-patients are reported. None of the reviewed papers stimulated attachment system arousal, as warranted by mentalization theory. Economic game research was highlighted as offering value in assessing self-directed mentalization, an under-researched area.
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|Deposited||22 Oct 2014|
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