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Borderline personality disorder, mother-infant interaction and parenting perceptions: preliminary findings.
Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2007 Jul; 41(7):598-605.AN

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Parents diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are likely to find the emotional aspects of parenting challenging. Research into the difficulties that these parents experience, however, is lacking. The aims of the present study were to (i) gain an understanding of the interactional patterns of mothers with BPD and their infants and (ii) to explore the parenting perceptions of mothers with BPD.

METHOD

Two groups of mother-infant dyads were recruited: mothers with BPD and their infants; and community mothers and their infants. Groups were compared on mother-infant interaction patterns and on maternal self-perceptions of parenting.

RESULTS

Mothers with BPD were found to be less sensitive and demonstrated less structuring in their interaction with their infants, and their infants were found to be less attentive, less interested and less eager to interact with their mother. Furthermore, mothers with BPD reported being less satisfied, less competent and more distressed.

CONCLUSIONS

Early intervention needs to be provided to mothers with BPD to promote maternal sensitivity and maternal perceptions of competence.

Authors+Show Affiliations

NSW Institute of Psychiatry, Parramatta, BC, Australia.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17558622

Citation

Newman, Louise K., et al. "Borderline Personality Disorder, Mother-infant Interaction and Parenting Perceptions: Preliminary Findings." The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 41, no. 7, 2007, pp. 598-605.
Newman LK, Stevenson CS, Bergman LR, et al. Borderline personality disorder, mother-infant interaction and parenting perceptions: preliminary findings. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2007;41(7):598-605.
Newman, L. K., Stevenson, C. S., Bergman, L. R., & Boyce, P. (2007). Borderline personality disorder, mother-infant interaction and parenting perceptions: preliminary findings. The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 41(7), 598-605.
Newman LK, et al. Borderline Personality Disorder, Mother-infant Interaction and Parenting Perceptions: Preliminary Findings. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2007;41(7):598-605. PubMed PMID: 17558622.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Borderline personality disorder, mother-infant interaction and parenting perceptions: preliminary findings. AU - Newman,Louise K, AU - Stevenson,Caroline S, AU - Bergman,Lindy R, AU - Boyce,Philip, PY - 2007/6/15/pubmed PY - 2007/10/5/medline PY - 2007/6/15/entrez SP - 598 EP - 605 JF - The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry JO - Aust N Z J Psychiatry VL - 41 IS - 7 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Parents diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are likely to find the emotional aspects of parenting challenging. Research into the difficulties that these parents experience, however, is lacking. The aims of the present study were to (i) gain an understanding of the interactional patterns of mothers with BPD and their infants and (ii) to explore the parenting perceptions of mothers with BPD. METHOD: Two groups of mother-infant dyads were recruited: mothers with BPD and their infants; and community mothers and their infants. Groups were compared on mother-infant interaction patterns and on maternal self-perceptions of parenting. RESULTS: Mothers with BPD were found to be less sensitive and demonstrated less structuring in their interaction with their infants, and their infants were found to be less attentive, less interested and less eager to interact with their mother. Furthermore, mothers with BPD reported being less satisfied, less competent and more distressed. CONCLUSIONS: Early intervention needs to be provided to mothers with BPD to promote maternal sensitivity and maternal perceptions of competence. SN - 0004-8674 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17558622/Borderline_personality_disorder_mother_infant_interaction_and_parenting_perceptions:_preliminary_findings_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1080/00048670701392833?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -