Testing a Biosocial Model of Borderline Personality Features in Youth
In this study, we hope to better understand the neural mechanisms underlying risk for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) in adolescent girls. BPD is a condition that is usually found in adults. However, it may be possible to identify risk for the disorder before adulthood. Understanding who is at risk for BPD early in development is important in order to develop preventative interventions.
There will be a total of three visits - one main visit and two follow-ups. Participants will be completing questionnaires, participating in a parent-child observation task, and children will be doing an EEG assessment during the first visit. Participants will be asked to complete questionnaires and participate in a parent-child observation task during the follow-up visits.
With or without a current or past history of mental health disorder
Fluent in English
Diagnosis of intellectual or developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism, Asperger's) , or any psychotic disorders (e.g., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder)
Not fluent in English