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Effects of Personality Disorder and Impulsivity on Emotional Adaptations in Prison Among Women Offenders

Title: Effects of Personality Disorder and Impulsivity on Emotional Adaptations in Prison Among Women Offenders.
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Name(s): Mahmood, Senik, author
Tripodi, Stephen, author
Vaughn, Michael G., author
Bender, Kimberly, author
Schwartz, Rachel, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2012
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The present study sought to better understand the influence of personality disorders and impulsivity on women's ability to adapt to incarceration. We analyzed the influence of personality disorders as screened with the Structured Clinical Interview for Personality Disorders, and impulsivity as assessed with the Barratt Impulsivity Scale on depression and anxiety, sleeping problems, and feeling afraid of being attacked in prison among a large sample of women incarcerated in a Virginia prison. Results from regression models indicated that schizotypal, borderline, avoidant and dependent personality disorders and cognitive impulsivity were significant predictors of symptoms of anxiety and depression net of demographic covariates. Women possessing a diagnosis of paranoid personality disorder were at increased odds of having difficulty sleeping in prison and borderline, dependent, and paranoid personality disorder were at increased odds of experiencing fear in prison. Women who had been in prison before were significantly less likely to experience these problems. Implications of study findings for policies and practices involving women offenders are discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0017 (IID), 10.1007/s11126-012-9215-5 (DOI)
Keywords: women offender, emotional adaptation, impulsivity, depression/anxiety, borderline personality disorder
Note: This is the peer-reviewed manuscript of the article as it was accepted for publication in Psychiatric Quarterly. The version of record can be found online at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11126-012-9215-5'>http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11126-012-9215-5">http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11126-012-9215-5 .
Citation: Mahmood, S. T., Tripodi, S. J., Vaughn, M. G., Bender, K., & Schwartz, R. (2012). Effects of personality disorder and impulsivity on emotional adaptations in prison among women offenders. Psychiatric Quarterly, 83, 467-480.
Subject(s): Social sciences
Social service
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11126-012-9215-5
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_csw_faculty_publications-0017
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: College of Social Work Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Psychiatric Quarterly.
Issue: 4, 83

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Mahmood, S., Tripodi, S., Vaughn, M. G., Bender, K., & Schwartz, R. (2012). Effects of Personality Disorder and Impulsivity on Emotional Adaptations in Prison Among Women Offenders. Psychiatric Quarterly. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11126-012-9215-5