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Description - Role of Sexual Abuse in the Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorders by Mary C. Zanarini

Over the years, borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been conceptualised in a variety of ways. However, recent research has consistently found that a history of childhood sexual abuse may affect its development. "The Role of Sexual Abuse in the Etiology of Borderline Personality Disorder" explores the most recent advances regarding this highly controversial disorder, presenting the research and expertise of 26 distinguished contributors. This book provides both the factual and the historical contexts of sexual abuse in BPD. It presents the latest findings regarding the impact of traumatic childhood experiences and the development of BPD. This new generation of research is unique in that it assesses a range of pathological childhood experiences rather than focusing solely on the parameters of abuse.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880484961
ISBN-10: 0880484969
Format: Hardback
(210mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Mary C. Zanarini

Mary C. Zanarini, Ed.D., is Director of the McLean Study of Adult Development and the Laboratory for the Study of Adult Development at McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr., Zanarini is also Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.