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Personality, intellectual and emotional state of patients with borderline personality disorder
Dr Fateh Rahmani1, Mohammad Ali Kiani2, Dr Farzin Rezaie 3, Marzieh Nasuri4, Dr Modaber Arasteh5
1- Assistant Professor University of Kurdistan
2- MPhil University of Kurdistan
3- Assistant Professor Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences , frrezaie@yahoo.com
4- University of Kurdistan
5- Assistant Professor Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract:  
ABSTRACT Background and Aim: It is possible to explain the great discrepancy in the personality and psychopathology of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD), partly, on the basis of differences in their profiles of personality, psychopathology, intellectual and emotional state. The aim of the current study was to assess these items in the patients with BPD. Material and Method: This was a descriptive-comparative study. Among the patients with diagnosis of BPD referring to Sanandaj health centers,30 accepted to participate in this study. They were assessed by use of MCMI-III, emotional state questionnaire, and The WAIS-R. The results were compared with those of their matched, non-clinical group. SPSS software was used for data processing and data were analyzed by profile analysis and one way ANOVA. Results: Profile analysis showed significant differences between the groups in all of the tests. Comparison of the single scales showed differences in a wide range of variables of personality, intellectual and emotional state. Conclusion: The results indicated an important role for the emotional elements in the development of personality disorders and also similarity of many of the clinical symptoms in these patients. Intellectual elements are also useful for explaining a fundamental part of the symptoms of BPD. These variables seem essential for understanding cognitive, affective and behavioral aspects of the patients with BPD. Keywords: Borderline personality disorder, Psychopathology, Personality, Intelligence. Received: Aug 14, 2012 Accepted: Apr 24, 2013 Conflict of interest: None declared
Keywords: Borderline personality disorder, Psychopathology, Personality, Intelligence.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2013/10/3
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Volume 18, Number 3 (Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences 2013) Back to browse issues page
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
مجله علمی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی کردستان Scientific Journal of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences
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