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The borderline personality and transitional relatedness
Am J Psychiatry 1981;138:172-177.
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Borderline patients may be distinguished from patients with personality disorders through the former's use of transitional objects. The transitional relatedness of the borderline patient is generally rigid and maladaptive. By comparison, transitional relatedness, both past and present, is essentially absent in patients with severe character disorders. The borderline patient's capacity for transitional relatedness indicates achievement of a developmental level that has implications for diagnostic classification and psychotherapeutic strategy.

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