Use of the term "borderline patient" by Swedish psychiatrists.
Four hundred and sixty seven Swedish psychiatrists (response rate = 52.5%) returned a questionnaire on their understanding of the term "borderline patient". Virtually all had heard of it and 75.2% regularly used it as a diagnosis. Its use was positively associated with female sex, psychotherapy interest and training. 38.8% of the respondents aligned themselves with a predominantly constitutional, and 57.8% with a psychodynamic, understanding of the term. This difference was strongly associate...Expand abstract
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