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Conceptual Models of Borderline Personality Disorder, Part 2: A Process Approach and Its Implications.

A new interesting article has been published in Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;41(4):549-559. doi: 10.1016/j.psc.2018.08.002. Review and titled:

Conceptual Models of Borderline Personality Disorder, Part 2: A Process Approach and Its Implications.

Authors of this article are:

Meehan KB, Clarkin JF, Lenzenweger MF.

A summary of the article is shown below:

In part 2, the authors argue for a greater focus on a process approach to conceptualizing borderline personality disorder (BPD). The studies reviewed highlight contextual aspects of the pathology, specifically the affective and relational conditions under which BPD features become evident. The authors identify at what level in a complex social cognitive process the pathology may emerge. The implications of these findings for future model conceptualization are discussed, including the centrality of understanding BPD as an emergent phenomenon that cannot be reduced to single explanatory dimensions. The implications of these models for assessment, research, and treatment of BPD are discussed.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Borderline personality disorder;Emergence;Social cognition

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