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Author Usher, Betsy, author.
Title Estrogen fluctuation, estrogen based contraceptives and borderline personality disorder traits / by Betsy Usher.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2012 U84eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vi, 31 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-30).
Summary This study examined the impact of contraceptives containing estrogen as well as estrogen fluctuations throughout female participants' menstrual cycle on the expression of borderline personality disorder symptoms. Fifty-six women were administered the Personality Assessment Inventory, borderline scales, Borderline Evaluation of Severity over Time scale, the Beck Depression Inventory and a questionnaire assessing, among other demographics, their use of hormone-based contraceptives and the day of the participant's menstrual cycle. It was hypothesized that women using hormone-based contraceptives and those in peak estrogen phases of their menstrual cycle would show elevated BPD symptoms. However, no relationship was found between BPD symptoms and either contraceptive use or menstrual cycle phase; further investigation is required before conclusions can be made.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 05, 2012).
Subject Contraceptives -- Side effects.
Menstrual cycle -- Psychological aspects.
Borderline personality disorder.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 849349789