Rush Williams et al. – “Borderline Personality Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma: Analysis of Previous Traumatization and Current Psychiatric Presentation”

Williams, Rush, et al.  “Borderline Personality Disorder and Military Sexual Trauma: Analysis of Previous Traumatization and Current Psychiatric Presentation.”  Journal of Interpersonal Violence (2015): 1-14.  Sage.  Web.  21 July 2015.

From the Abstract:

…veterans with comorbid MST[military sexual trauma]-related PTSD and BPD [Borderline Personality Disorder] had significantly greater PTSD criterion B (avoidance) symptoms, depressive symptomatology, and NC [negative cognition] scores than participants without comorbid BPD. In addition, a binary stepwise logistic regression found that veterans’ BPD was also positively associated with NCs about self and the world; however, self-blame, depression, PTSD, sociodemographic variables (e.g., gender, age), and previous sexual traumatizations were not significant predictors.

So…this indicates that previous sexual trauma is not correlated with borderline personality disorder?  That seems unexpected.  Perhaps I’m misreading this?  Though presumably the PTSD is at least partly a result of the sexual trauma – has that been accounted for?

Also, what is the role of memory here?  Was that studied?

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