Prevalence of borderline personality symptoms in two groups of obese subjects

Randy A. Sansone, Lori A. Sansone, David W. Morris

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Objective: The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of borderline personality symptoms and self-harm behavior in two distinct groups of obese subjects. Method: Obese women, 17 from an eating disorders program and 60 from a primary care setting, were administered the borderline personality scale of the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire-Revised, the Diagnostic Interview for Borderline Patients, and the Self-Harm Inventory. Results: There was a significant between-group difference on all study measures, with subjects in the eating disorders program displaying more psychopathology. Conclusions: Study group membership appears to have a significant effect on the prevalence of psychopathology in obese women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-118
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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