The Rejection-Rage Contingency in Borderline Personality Disorder

Parental Alienation

Anger that is inappropriate, intense or uncontrolled (APA, 2000) — the quality of anger central to the definition ofrage– is among the DSM-IV criteria for borderline personality disorder (BPD). Not all individuals with BPD experience rage, nor is rage the only intense, dysregulated emotional experience associated(BPD). Not all individuals with BPD experience rage, nor is rage the only intense, dysregulated emotional experience associated with the disorder. Yet, because relationships are deeply desired by individuals with BPD, and because high-quality relationships have been associated with improvements in the course of the disorder (e.g.,Gunderson et al., 2006;Zanarini, Frankenburg, Hennen, Reich, & Silk, 2005), the destructive effects of rage on the stability of both personal and therapeutic relationships make it a particularly devastating symptom. For example, in a population survey of couples, BPD symptom severity was associated with the perpetration of marital violence and…

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About madisonelizabethbaylis

Father of Kevin, Jenvey and Maddie. Being alienated from Maddie due to the fact that after her mother divorced me and remarried she cut me out of my daughter´s life. I then rekindled my relationship with the mother of my boys and since then Melissa is hell bend on allienating and abusing Maddie
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