Three case reports of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) for more than 10 years are used to illustrate the relationship between OCD and borderline pathology.
The recognizable features of the obsessive-compulsive symptoms in these reports are :
(i) pervasiveness, the symptomatic overlap of obsessive-compulsive symptoms ;
(ii) poor insight and resistance ;
and (iii) obsessive control evident in personal relationships.
These features are manifestations of OCD psychopathology as well as of a personality disorder.
The symptoms with these features are located hypothetically towards the severe end of the symptomatic spectrum of OCD.
The comorbidity is not a simple relationship, and the symptomatology of the comorbid patient is derived from OCD pathology linked with the personality disorder rather than from independent BPD pathology.
Mots-clés Pascal : Obsession compulsion, Association morbide, Borderline état limite, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude cas, Trouble anxieux
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obsessive compulsive disorder, Concomitant disease, Borderline, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Human, Case study, Anxiety disorder
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0265658
Code Inist : 002B18C08B. Création : 11/09/1998.