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Avaliação Psicológica

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GASPARETTO, Letícia Garibaldi  and  HUTZ, Claudio Simon. Neuroticism in hospitalized patients with borderline personality disorder. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.4, pp. 444-451. ISSN 1677-0471.

The objective of this study was to investigate the differences between the sexes in the Factorial Neuroticism Scale (FNS) and its facets in 40 patients with borderline personality disorder hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic, as well as the occurrence of PTSD in these patients. The Borderline Symptoms List (BSL-23) was also applied to evaluate the symptomatology of borderline personality disorder. The results showed a high FNS score in this sample in relation to the scale's normalization sample (122.39 ± 12.00). There was no significant difference between the sexes. Many patients presented Major Depressive Disorder (40%) as comorbidity, and both men and women had the higher scores in the depression facet. The results indicated the occurrence of traumatic experiences in childhood and a five-fold higher probability of people with BPD and a history of abuse of developing PTSD. We suggest a study with larger clinical populations in an attempt to find a cutoff point or a scoring standard in the Neuroticism instrument that could indicate BPD, and other studies that deepen the relations between PTSD, abuse and the occurrence of Depression in these patients.

Keywords : personality disorder; borderline; neuroticism.

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