Volume 5, Number 2 (Spring 2017-- 2017)                   PCP 2017, 5(2): 99-106 | Back to browse issues page
1- PhD student Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
2- PhD Department of Clinical Psychology, Roozbeh Psychiatric Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
3- Tehran Psychiatric Institute, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Abstract:   (666 Views)

Objective: This cross-sectional study aimed to compare the retrieval of autobiographical memory and the problem solving of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and normal people.
Methods: The study population comprised all patients with BPD in Tehran. The study sample consisted of 15 patients with BPD, who referred to Hazrat-e-Rasool Hospital and 15 control group people, who were mostly hospital staff. All participants were asked to complete a demographic questionnaire, means-ends problem solving task, and autobiographical memory test. Data were analyzed by t test and Pearson correlation test.
Results: Based on the results, patients with BPD provided less effective solutions (P<0.001) and had more overgeneral memory style in autobiographical memory in response to pleasant, neutral (P<0.05), and unpleasant (P<0.01) cues.
Conclusion: More strategies should be provided to retrieve specific memories and provide effective problem solving for patients with BPD.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychiatry
Received: 2016/11/14 | Accepted: 2017/02/10 | Published: 2017/04/1