Family therapy for adolescents diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder
James AC., Vereker M.
The family therapy of twenty-four cases of adolescents diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder is described. In comparison to matched psychiatric controls, the families of these adolescents were more angry and irritable and had higher rates of sexual abuse and sibling psychopathology. Relationship difficulties, in particular oscillating attachments, were frequently seen in therapy, which was more tumultuous with frequent impulsive acts of self-harm.