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A Mother's Borderline Personality Disorder and Her Sensitivity, Autonomy Support, Hostility, Fearful/Disoriented Behavior, and Role Reversal With Her Young Child.
J Pers Disord. 2017 12; 31(6):721-737.JP

Abstract

There is some evidence that maternal borderline personality disorder (BPD) adversely affects parenting in infancy, resulting in disorganized attachment, which longitudinally predicts BPD symptoms in adulthood. We examined parenting related to disorganized attachment beyond infancy in offspring of mothers with BPD, when parenting becomes a goal-corrected partnership. We observed puzzle solving in a low socioeconomic status (SES) sample of mothers with BPD and their children ages 4-7, n = 36, and normative comparisons, n = 34. Compared with normative mothers and controlling for maternal mood disorders, mothers with BPD were less likely to be sensitive and provide autonomy support, and were more likely to be hostile and display fearful/disoriented behavior and higher levels of parent-child role reversal. We additionally found correlations between parenting and self-reported maternal borderline features. We discuss implications for child development, including possible transmission of BPD from mothers to children via representational models, and developmentally appropriate preventive interventions.

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No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableUniversity of Tennessee at Knoxville.

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Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28072039

Citation

Macfie, Jenny, et al. "A Mother's Borderline Personality Disorder and Her Sensitivity, Autonomy Support, Hostility, Fearful/Disoriented Behavior, and Role Reversal With Her Young Child." Journal of Personality Disorders, vol. 31, no. 6, 2017, pp. 721-737.
Macfie J, Kurdziel G, Mahan RM, et al. A Mother's Borderline Personality Disorder and Her Sensitivity, Autonomy Support, Hostility, Fearful/Disoriented Behavior, and Role Reversal With Her Young Child. J Pers Disord. 2017;31(6):721-737.
Macfie, J., Kurdziel, G., Mahan, R. M., & Kors, S. (2017). A Mother's Borderline Personality Disorder and Her Sensitivity, Autonomy Support, Hostility, Fearful/Disoriented Behavior, and Role Reversal With Her Young Child. Journal of Personality Disorders, 31(6), 721-737. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2017_31_275
Macfie J, et al. A Mother's Borderline Personality Disorder and Her Sensitivity, Autonomy Support, Hostility, Fearful/Disoriented Behavior, and Role Reversal With Her Young Child. J Pers Disord. 2017;31(6):721-737. PubMed PMID: 28072039.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Mother's Borderline Personality Disorder and Her Sensitivity, Autonomy Support, Hostility, Fearful/Disoriented Behavior, and Role Reversal With Her Young Child. AU - Macfie,Jenny, AU - Kurdziel,Gretchen, AU - Mahan,Rebecca M, AU - Kors,Stephanie, Y1 - 2017/01/10/ PY - 2017/1/11/pubmed PY - 2018/4/17/medline PY - 2017/1/11/entrez SP - 721 EP - 737 JF - Journal of personality disorders JO - J Pers Disord VL - 31 IS - 6 N2 - There is some evidence that maternal borderline personality disorder (BPD) adversely affects parenting in infancy, resulting in disorganized attachment, which longitudinally predicts BPD symptoms in adulthood. We examined parenting related to disorganized attachment beyond infancy in offspring of mothers with BPD, when parenting becomes a goal-corrected partnership. We observed puzzle solving in a low socioeconomic status (SES) sample of mothers with BPD and their children ages 4-7, n = 36, and normative comparisons, n = 34. Compared with normative mothers and controlling for maternal mood disorders, mothers with BPD were less likely to be sensitive and provide autonomy support, and were more likely to be hostile and display fearful/disoriented behavior and higher levels of parent-child role reversal. We additionally found correlations between parenting and self-reported maternal borderline features. We discuss implications for child development, including possible transmission of BPD from mothers to children via representational models, and developmentally appropriate preventive interventions. SN - 1943-2763 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28072039/A_Mother's_Borderline_Personality_Disorder_and_Her_Sensitivity_Autonomy_Support_Hostility_Fearful/Disoriented_Behavior_and_Role_Reversal_With_Her_Young_Child_ L2 - https://guilfordjournals.com/doi/10.1521/pedi_2017_31_275 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -