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Title: Decision-making skills, memory and 'borderline features' in looked after children : a case control study
Author: Ibrahim-Ozlu, Jeyda
ISNI:       0000 0004 5372 0765
Awarding Body: King's College London
Current Institution: King's College London (University of London)
Date of Award: 2015
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Borderline personality disorder has repeatedly been associated with a history of maltreatment in childhood; however, research on maltreatment and its link to borderline features in children is limited. The aim of this review is to synthesise the existing data on the association between maltreatment and borderline features in childhood. In total, ten studies were included in this systematic review. Results of the studies indicated that children with borderline features were more likely to have a history of maltreatment, and children who had been maltreated were more likely to present with borderline features. Other risk factors such as cognitive and executive functioning deficits, parental dysfunction and genetic vulnerability were also identified across studies. This review adds to the literature by highlighting maltreatment as a risk factor for borderline features in childhood. Longitudinal research is required to establish the link between childhood borderline features and adult borderline features. Implications for early identification, prevention and intervention services are discussed.
Supervisor: Woolgar, Matthew ; Cosgrave, Nicola Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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