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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-63

Impulsivity, suicidality, and emotional dysregulation in women having borderline personality disorder with and without substance dependence


1 Addiction Psychiatry Unit, Psychiatry Department, School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
2 Addiction Psychiatry Unit, Psychiatry Department, School of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo; Serenity Girls Center for Psychiatric and Addiction Management for Women, Egypt

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ejpsy.ejpsy_16_18

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Objective The objective of this article is to detect differences between women having borderline personality disorder (BPD) with and without substance dependence regarding impulsivity, suicide, and emotional dysregulation. Patients and methods A total of 40 women with BPD [diagnosed by structural clinical interview for DSM (SCID) II] were compared with 40 women diagnosed as having BPD with substance dependence (diagnosed by SCID I and SCID II) attending the outpatient clinic in our university hospital using BPD severity index, Barratt Impulsiveness Scale, and Difficulties in Emotional Regulation Scale. Results BPD with substance dependence women were more impulsive than those without substance dependence, but there were no difference between both groups regarding suicide and emotional dysregulation. Conclusion The findings of the study have clinical implications for management of women with BPD.


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