Assessing family relations in borderline personality disorder: A relational approach

Mariona Roca, Anna Vilaregut, Teresa Pretel-Luque, Natàlia Calvo, Álvaro Frías, Marc Ferrer

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The aims of the current study are to describe the basic family relationships, parental bonding patterns, and dyadic adjustment of families with offspring diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and to explore the correlations between these variables related to family relations and BPD symptomatology. The sample consisted of 194 participants, including parents from the control (N = 76) and clinical group (N = 76), and patients with BPD (N = 42). All progenitors completed a measure of family relations, parental bonding, and dyadic adjustment. Patients completed a measure of parental bonding and borderline symptomatology. The results showed significant differences between both groups in marital and parental functioning, marital satisfaction, dyadic adjustment, and care. Correlations among family variables and BPD symptomatology were also found. In summary, findings underscore the significance of comprehending the complexity of family relationships in BPD while advocating for a relational perspective when examining the family dynamics.

Idioma originalAnglès
Pàgines (de-a)495-507
Nombre de pàgines13
RevistaJournal of Marital and Family Therapy
Estat de la publicacióPublicada - d’abr. 2024


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