Emotion Dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Literature Review

Cesare Maffei, Viola Fusi

Abstract


The goal of this literature review is to describe the state of art related to emotion dysregulation in BPD and to illustrate a possible descriptive model. As of today, no consensus in literature is reached, but, from a conceptual point of view, most of the authors agrees with Linehan’s theory in understanding emotion dysregulation both as affective instability and as a frequent recourse to dysfunctional regulation strategies. The latter is what emotion dysregulation is from an operational point of view. The descriptive model explained in this paper is a possible way to bridge the conceptual and operative views of emotion dysregulation in BPD.


Keywords


emotion dysregulation; BPD; affective instability; dysfunctional strategies; descriptive model

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Phe_Mi-20120


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