Additional Symptom Areas over Time

Mary C. Zanarini

in In the Fullness of Time

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Published in print October 2018 | ISBN: 9780195370607
Published online October 2018 | e-ISBN: 9780190905521 | DOI:
Additional Symptom Areas over Time

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This chapter details the course of symptom areas that were not covered in Chapter 6, or were covered in a non-comprehensive manner. These symptom areas are anxiety, shame, dissociation, and 17 specific cognitions (e.g., overvalued ideas, ideas of reference). These symptoms tended to decrease over time, but they also tended to remain significantly more severe or more common among borderline patients than among Axis II comparison subjects. Multivariate predictive models were also found for the severity of anxiety and the severity of shame. Taken together, these symptoms represent areas of suffering that would benefit from more clinical attention and support.

Keywords: anxiety; shame; dissociation; other cognitive symptoms; odd thinking; unusual perceptual experiences; non-delusional paranoia; quasi-psychotic thought; true-psychotic thought

Chapter.  1802 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Adult Psychology

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