Borderline Personality In Childhood: A Case Study

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1. ‘Schizoid' personality in childhood: Auditory P300 and eye tracking responses at follow-up in adult life • Blackwood, D. H. R, Muir, W. J., Roxborough, H. M., Walker, M. R., Townshend, R., Glabus, M. F., and Wolff, S. • Published 1994 Method- The participants’ IQ’s were taken and all were scored on a certain test. The psychological testing was done by people who did not know the diagnostic statuses of the participant. The subjects were told to recline in a chair in a room with no noise to perform a discrimination task between different tones. The participants had electrodes attached to the ear lobes and eye movements were recorded by electrodes that were placed to the right eye. The tones were sent through headphones and were counted by participants when a specific tone was presented. The amount of error was considered and the goal was to have less than 10% in counting the specific tones. The tone duration was the same for each one. Results- The study shows that for the age, occupational class, and IQ scores were comparable to those of the participated in the main study. A score of 7 would show a diagnosis of borderline personality in a person, which out of all the subjects, only four attained that score. The measures were associated with scores for characteristics of schizotypal and borderline disorders. The correlations…show more content…
The patient may not be able to communicate whether he has a problem, so it is highly recommended that they be taken care. Their inability to say what may be wrong with him or her may be taken as there being no problem or just that there is no drive in the person to do anything. The patient needs to be engaged in the treatment in order to feel that the treatment is working and to avoid discouragement in continuing the treatment and being able to change their life

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