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Borderline Personality Disorder Features, Perceived Social Support, Sleep Disturbance, and Rejection Sensitivity

Abstract Those who have borderline personality disorder (BPD), and those who have subclinical levels of BPD features, experience distress and impairment in important life domains, especially in their interpersonal interactions. It is critical to understand the factors that alleviate BPD symptoms in order to help affected individuals lead healthier lives. Rejection sensitivity and sleep disturbance are two factors that may maintain or exacerbate BPD symptoms, yet new research indicates socially supportive relationships are related to symptom remission. While extensive research exists on the interpersonal impairments associated with borderline personality pathology, little research exists on how individuals with BPD or BPD features perceive and experi... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Barros, Kathleen Creed (Author) / Kinnier, Richard (Advisor) / Kurpius, Sharon (Committee member) / Homer, Judith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Borderline Personality Disorder / BPD Features / Rejection Sensitivity / Sleep Disturbance / Social Support
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 81 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Counseling Psychology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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