Effekte mütterlicher Borderline-Persönlichkeitsstörung und belastender Kindheitserfahrungen auf die psychische Gesundheit von Kindern [thesis]

Anna-Luisa Paetz, Universitätsbibliothek Der FU Berlin, Universitätsbibliothek Der FU Berlin
Children of parents with psychiatric disorders are at risk of developing mental illnesses themselves. The borderline personality disorder is an important subject in the phenomenon of transgenerational transmission of psychiatric disorders and has been investigated in few studies only. Amongst other things patients with borderline personality disorder often suffer from unstable relationships with other people which most severely refers to their families and children. These patients also often
more » ... ients also often suffer from abuse experiences in their own childhood. Studies have shown that the experience of child abuse in mothers can affect the psychopathology of their children. It has not been investigated yet whether this effect is mainly due to motherly childhood abuse or rather due to psychiatric disorders and psychopathologies in mothers. The aim of the present study was to investigate effects of motherly borderline personality disorder on the mental health of their children and to consider the influence of motherly childhood experiences of abuse. Mothers and children were interviewed and tested as part of the multicentric UBICA study at Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany. Relevant data included the extent of borderline symptoms and childhood abuse experiences of mothers as well as the amount of psychiatric diagnoses and behavioral problems in children. Variables and covariables were analyzed by regression analysis. Results show that high stress through borderline symptoms in mothers was associated with more diagnoses and more behavioral problems in children. Especially regarding emotion regulation, children of mothers with borderline personality disorders had difficulties but also internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems were found. More severe childhood abuse experiences of the mother were not found to be associated with an increased number of diagnoses in children. But when teachers assessed the children of these mothers more severe childhood abuse experiences of the mother was associated with more internal [...]
doi:10.17169/refubium-27119 fatcat:rv6jdeupl5h7naz63sc3ozbpoe