No. 11 (2016): Emotions, Normativity, and Social Life
Session 4. Emotions and Intersubjectivity – Typical Development and Pathologies

Emotion Dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Literature Review

Published January 4, 2017
Keywords
  • emotion dysregulation,
  • BPD,
  • affective instability,
  • dysfunctional strategies
How to Cite
Maffei, C., & Fusi, V. (2017). Emotion Dysregulation in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Literature Review. Phenomenology and Mind, (11), 210-220. https://doi.org/10.13128/Phe_Mi-20120

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.

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