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Thought suppression mediates the relationship between negative affect and borderline personality disorder symptoms.

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Rosenthal, MZ; Cheavens, JS; Lejuez, CW; Lynch, TR
Published in: Behav Res Ther
September 2005

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among negative affect, childhood sexual abuse (CSA), thought suppression, and diagnostic symptoms of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in a community sample (n=127). Findings suggest that the temperamental variable negative affect intensity/reactivity was a stronger predictor of BPD symptoms than CSA. In addition, results indicated that higher thought suppression mediated the relationship between negative affective intensity/reactivity and BPD symptoms, after controlling for a history of CSA. Overall, findings suggest that (a) negative affectivity may be a better predictor of BPD symptoms than CSA, and (b) chronic efforts to suppress unpleasant thoughts may be a regulation strategy underlying the relationship between intense negative emotions and BPD symptoms.

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Behav Res Ther

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ISSN

0005-7967

Publication Date

September 2005

Volume

43

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1173 / 1185

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Thinking
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Personality Inventory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Environment
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
 

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Rosenthal, M. Z., Cheavens, J. S., Lejuez, C. W., & Lynch, T. R. (2005). Thought suppression mediates the relationship between negative affect and borderline personality disorder symptoms. Behav Res Ther, 43(9), 1173–1185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2004.08.006
Rosenthal, M Zachary, Jennifer S. Cheavens, Carl W. Lejuez, and Thomas R. Lynch. “Thought suppression mediates the relationship between negative affect and borderline personality disorder symptoms.Behav Res Ther 43, no. 9 (September 2005): 1173–85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2004.08.006.
Rosenthal MZ, Cheavens JS, Lejuez CW, Lynch TR. Thought suppression mediates the relationship between negative affect and borderline personality disorder symptoms. Behav Res Ther. 2005 Sep;43(9):1173–85.
Rosenthal, M. Zachary, et al. “Thought suppression mediates the relationship between negative affect and borderline personality disorder symptoms.Behav Res Ther, vol. 43, no. 9, Sept. 2005, pp. 1173–85. Pubmed, doi:10.1016/j.brat.2004.08.006.
Rosenthal MZ, Cheavens JS, Lejuez CW, Lynch TR. Thought suppression mediates the relationship between negative affect and borderline personality disorder symptoms. Behav Res Ther. 2005 Sep;43(9):1173–1185.
Journal cover image

Published In

Behav Res Ther

DOI

ISSN

0005-7967

Publication Date

September 2005

Volume

43

Issue

9

Start / End Page

1173 / 1185

Location

England

Related Subject Headings

  • Thinking
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Personality Inventory
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Environment
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Child Abuse, Sexual