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Tijdschrift voor Psychiatrie 42 (2000) 3, 177 - 182

Short report

Are psychotic symptoms part of a borderline personality disorder?

A.C.M. Vergouwen, B.M. Elzinga

Since 1985 nine studies have been published that focussed on psychotic features in patients suffering from borderline personality disorder. This article reviews methodological limitations and the results of these studies. 'Narrowly defined' psychotic symptoms seem to be attributable to concurrent Axis i-disorders. 'Broadly defined' psychotic symptoms are reported frequently in borderline patients.

keywords borderline personality disorder, comorbidity, psychotic symptoms