Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterised by chronic and marked instability of emotions, self-image, and interpersonal relationships.
One of the factors underlying these interpersonal disturbances is a dysfunctional ability to empathise with others.
Additionally, it is suggested that reduced ability for altruistic behaviour may be another factor leading to problems with interpersonal functioning. This study assesses empathy and altruism in individuals with BPD and its implications for therapy.
Assessing self-reported empathy and altruism in patients suffering from enduring borderline personality disorder | March 2019
(Piotr Grzegorzewski, Maria Kulesza, Agnieszka Pluta, Zaffer Iqbal and Katarzyna Kucharska)