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Analyzing subcomponents of affective dysregulation in borderline personality disorder in comparison to other clinical groups using multiple e-diary datasets

Santangelo, P.; Limberger, M. F.; Stiglmayr, C.; Houben, M.; Coosemans, J.; Verleysen, G.; Kuppens, P.; Tuerlinckx, F.; Vanpaemel, W.; Ebner-Priemer, U. W.

Background: Affective dysregulation is widely regarded as being the core problem in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Moreover, BPD is the disorder mainly associated with affective dysregulation. However, the empirical confirmation of the specificity of affective dysregulation for BPD is still pending. We used a validated approach from basic affective science that allows for simultaneously analyzing three interdependent components of affective dysregulation that are disturbed in patients with BPD: homebase, variability, and attractor strength (return to baseline).
Methods: We applied two types of multilevel models on two e-diary datasets to investigate group differences regarding three subcomponents between BPD patients (n =43; n =51) and patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD; n= 28) and those with bulimia nervosa (BN; n= 20) as clinical control groups in dataset 1, and patients with panic disorder (PD; n= 26) and those with major depression (MD; n =25) as clinical control groups in dataset 2. In addition, healthy controls (n= 28; n= 40) were included in the analyses. In both studies, e-diaries were u ... mehr

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI: 10.1186/s40479-016-0039-z
ISSN: 2051-6673
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-622572
KITopen ID: 1000062257
Erschienen in Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation
Band 3
Heft 5
Lizenz CC BY 4.0: Creative Commons Namensnennung 4.0 International
Schlagworte Borderline personality disorder, Affective dysregulation, Specificity, E-diary, Electronic diary, Ambulatory assessment
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