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Iran J Forensic Med 2006, 12(1): 25-29 Back to browse issues page
Self-mutilation behaviors and obsession in borderline personality disorders
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Background & Aim: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been the most studied personality disorder. Some researches have examined the relationship between BPD and most axis I diagnostic classes such as mood disorders, substance related disorders and anxiety disorders. The present study was conducted to determine the differences between BPD with and without OCD, BPD with and without self-mutilation. Methods & Materials: This study is a descriptive – analytic study. A clinical interview was carried out with all patients referred to Imam Hossain hospital with BPD diagnosis and those in whom BPD diagnosis was established on the basis of DSM-IV criteria. Data about sex, education, marital status, job, self –mutilation, suicidal attempt and substance abuse were gathered by a form. Results: Totally 205 BPD patients were evaluated (62.4 % female Vs 37.6 % male). This study showed that the frequency of OCD in BPD is more than that in general population (45.29% Vs 2-3%). There was statistically significant difference between BPD with and without OCD in terms of sex, age, history of self-mutilation and suicidal attempts and also no significant difference between BPD with and without self-mutilation in relation with substance abuse and suicidal attempts. Conclusion: OCD comorbidity with BPD especially in self-mutilated patients can help clinicians to better understand the psychopathology of BPD and prescribe appropriate medications (e.g. SSRI).
Keywords: Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive disorder, Self-Mutilation
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Received: 2009/05/10 | Accepted: 2018/03/29 | Published: 2018/03/29

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Self-mutilation behaviors and obsession in borderline personality disorders. Iran J Forensic Med. 2006; 12 (1) :25-29
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