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Characterizing Positive and Negative Emotional Experiences in Young Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms.

Title: Characterizing Positive and Negative Emotional Experiences in Young Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms.
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Name(s): Chu, Carol, author
Victor, Sarah E, author
Klonsky, E David, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Journal Article
Text
Date Issued: 2016-09-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Some researchers suggest that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by elevated negative emotion; others argue that BPD involves both reduced positive and increased negative emotion. This study characterizes the emotional experiences of individuals with BPD symptoms in a combined university and community sample. Participants (N = 150) completed a clinical interview assessing BPD symptoms and self-report measures of positive and negative emotion. A subset (n = 106) completed a measure of emotion daily for 2 weeks. Pearson's correlations and multilevel modeling were used to examine the cross-sectional and longitudinal relationships between BPD symptoms and emotions. BPD symptoms were robustly related to increased negative emotion; this relationship remained after accounting for positive emotion. BPD symptoms were weakly related to decreased positive emotion; this relationship was no longer significant after accounting for negative emotion. BPD symptoms predicted higher levels of negative and not positive emotion over 14 days. These patterns held for subscales assessing intensity, frequency, and duration of negative and positive emotions. Findings suggest that individuals with BPD features are chiefly distinguished by elevated negative emotional experience.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_27018783 (IID), 10.1002/jclp.22299 (DOI), PMC5014710 (PMCID), 27018783 (RID), 27018783 (EID)
Keywords: Borderline Personality Disorder, Emotional dysfunction, Negative emotion, Positive emotion
Grant Number: T32 MH093311
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5014710.
Subject(s): Adult
Borderline Personality Disorder/physiopathology
Borderline Personality Disorder/psychology
Emotions/physiology
Humans
Students/psychology
Young Adult
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27018783
Host Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of clinical psychology.
1097-4679
Issue: iss. 9, vol. 72

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Chu, C., Victor, S. E., & Klonsky, E. D. (2016). Characterizing Positive and Negative Emotional Experiences in Young Adults With Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms. Journal Of Clinical Psychology. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_27018783