C Spitzer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hamburg
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi Sixty years later: post-traumatic stress symptoms and current psychopathology in former German children of World War II
    Philipp Kuwert
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:955-61. 2007
  2. doi Childhood trauma in multiple sclerosis: a case-control study
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 74:312-8. 2012
  3. doi Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with low-grade elevation of C-reactive protein: evidence from the general population
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Klinikum Eilbek Schön Kliniken, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 44:15-21. 2010
  4. doi Childhood maltreatment in patients with somatization disorder
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald am HANSE Klinikum Stralsund, Stralsund, Germany
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:335-41. 2008
  5. doi Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and physical illness: findings from the general population
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 71:1012-7. 2009
  6. doi Association of airflow limitation with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder
    C Spitzer
    Dept of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 37:1068-75. 2011
  7. ncbi Mental health problems, obstructive lung disease and lung function: findings from the general population
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 71:174-9. 2011
  8. ncbi Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in the elderly: findings from a German community study
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:693-700. 2008
  9. doi [The short version of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI -18): preliminary psychometric properties of the German translation]
    C Spitzer
    Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 79:517-23. 2011
  10. doi Complex post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with somatization disorder
    Carsten Spitzer
    University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf and Klinikum Eilbek Schön Kliniken, Hamburg, Germany
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:80-6. 2009

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Publications51

  1. ncbi Sixty years later: post-traumatic stress symptoms and current psychopathology in former German children of World War II
    Philipp Kuwert
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Int Psychogeriatr 19:955-61. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the amount of trauma impact, post-traumatic stress symptoms and current psychopathological distress in a sample of former German children of World War II...
  2. doi Childhood trauma in multiple sclerosis: a case-control study
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Martinistr 52, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 74:312-8. 2012
    ....
  3. doi Association of posttraumatic stress disorder with low-grade elevation of C-reactive protein: evidence from the general population
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Klinikum Eilbek Schön Kliniken, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 44:15-21. 2010
    ..We assessed the association between PTSD and elevated serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP; >3mg/L) in a large general population sample...
  4. doi Childhood maltreatment in patients with somatization disorder
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald am HANSE Klinikum Stralsund, Stralsund, Germany
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 42:335-41. 2008
    ....
  5. doi Trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and physical illness: findings from the general population
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychosom Med 71:1012-7. 2009
    ..Trauma exposure and PTSD have been associated with physical illness in specific populations, such as veterans...
  6. doi Association of airflow limitation with trauma exposure and post-traumatic stress disorder
    C Spitzer
    Dept of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    Eur Respir J 37:1068-75. 2011
    ..Our findings suggest an association of trauma exposure and PTSD with airflow limitation, which may be mediated by inflammatory processes...
  7. ncbi Mental health problems, obstructive lung disease and lung function: findings from the general population
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 71:174-9. 2011
    ..e. asthma and COPD, with poor mental health, particularly with anxiety disorders and major depression. However, studies relating mental health problems to objective measures of lung function as assessed by spirometry are lacking...
  8. ncbi Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder in the elderly: findings from a German community study
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 69:693-700. 2008
    ..The present study assessed the risk of trauma exposure and subsequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in an elderly community sample. Furthermore, gender differences and psychiatric comorbidity were analyzed...
  9. doi [The short version of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI -18): preliminary psychometric properties of the German translation]
    C Spitzer
    Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf
    Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr 79:517-23. 2011
    ..With some exceptions, the German translation of the BSI-18 has similarly good psychometric qualities as the American original...
  10. doi Complex post-traumatic stress disorder in patients with somatization disorder
    Carsten Spitzer
    University Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Clinic Hamburg Eppendorf and Klinikum Eilbek Schön Kliniken, Hamburg, Germany
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 43:80-6. 2009
    ....
  11. doi Effects of cortisol on memory in women with borderline personality disorder: role of co-morbid post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression
    K Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite University Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Med 43:495-505. 2013
    ..These effects are reported to be altered in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but they have not yet been investigated in borderline personality disorder (BPD)...
  12. ncbi Serotonin transporter gene (SLC6A4) promoter polymorphisms and the susceptibility to posttraumatic stress disorder in the general population
    Hans Jörgen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, HANSE Klinikum Stralsund, Rostocker Chaussee 70, Stralsund, Germany
    Am J Psychiatry 166:926-33. 2009
    ..The authors investigated 5-HTTLPR genotypes and their interaction with the number of traumatic events in the prediction of PTSD in a general population sample...
  13. ncbi Association between cortisol awakening response and memory function in major depression
    K Hinkelmann
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite University Medical Center, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
    Psychol Med 43:2255-63. 2013
    ..We examined whether the cortisol awakening response (CAR) is increased in depressed patients with and without medication compared with healthy controls (HC) and whether CAR is associated with memory function in each group...
  14. doi Association between depression and subclinical carotid atherosclerosis in patients with Type 1 diabetes
    C Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Gerrmany
    Diabet Med 25:349-54. 2008
    ..Given the high prevalence of depression in patients with Type 1 diabetes and the diabetes-related risk factors for atherosclerosis, we hypothesized that this relation might also be of special relevance in Type 1 diabetic patients...
  15. ncbi Dissociative experiences and psychopathology in conversion disorders
    C Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 46:291-4. 1999
    ..There were no differences in the SCL-90-R scores between the two groups. Our findings support the theory of similar psychological processes underlying conversion and dissociative disorders despite their descriptive differences...
  16. ncbi Trauma and post-traumatic stress symptoms in former German child soldiers of World War II
    Philipp Kuwert
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Int Psychogeriatr 20:1014-8. 2008
    ....
  17. doi No association of seropositivity for anti-Borrelia IgG antibody with mental and physical complaints
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    Nord J Psychiatry 62:386-91. 2008
    ..Therefore, clinicians should not overvalue seropositivity for anti-Borrelia IgG as a medical cause for unexplained mental or physical complaints...
  18. doi The German version of the Toronto Structured Interview for Alexithymia: factor structure, reliability, and concurrent validity in a psychiatric patient sample
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 50:424-30. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of a German language translation of the TSIA in a psychiatric patient sample...
  19. doi A more proximal impact of dissociation than of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder on schneiderian symptoms in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia
    Matthias Vogel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Stralsund, Germany
    Compr Psychiatry 50:128-34. 2009
    ..Dissociation and schneiderian symptoms may reflect posttraumatic symptomatology in some patients diagnosed with schizophrenia who might not develop PTSD...
  20. doi Alexithymia, hypertension, and subclinical atherosclerosis in the general population
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 68:139-47. 2010
    ..Therefore, we hypothesize that alexithymia is associated with hypertension and carotid atherosclerosis in the general population...
  21. doi Borderline personality disorder: hypothalamus pituitary adrenal axis and findings from neuroimaging studies
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 35:154-70. 2010
    ..This article reviews research on the HPA axis and neuroimaging studies in BPD and aims to integrate these findings...
  22. doi [The German version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ): preliminary psychometric properties]
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Hamburg
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 60:442-50. 2010
    ..The psychometric properties of the German version of the CTQ were similar to the American original; it proved to be a reliable and valid screen for the retrospective assessment of child maltreatment...
  23. doi Trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care patients: cross-sectional criterion standard study
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:304-12. 2011
    ..This study aimed to describe the association of PTSD and trauma exposure with somatic symptoms, psychiatric comorbidity, functional impairment, and the actual treatment of PTSD in primary care...
  24. doi [The reliable, valid and economic assessment of early traumatization: first psychometric characteristics of the German version of the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire (ACE)]
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Universitatsklinikum Hamburg Eppendorf, Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie, Hamburg, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 61:e10-4. 2011
    ..In sum, the ACE is a reliable, valid and economic screen for the retrospective assessment of adverse childhood experiences...
  25. doi Impact of childhood trauma, alexithymia, dissociation, and emotion suppression on emotional Stroop task
    Katja Wingenfeld
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 70:53-8. 2011
    ..Using the emotional Stroop task we investigated which variables beyond aspects of patients' psychopathology might influence reaction times and interference in the Stroop test...
  26. ncbi Gender-specific association of alexithymia and norepinephrine/cortisol ratios. A preliminary report
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Germany
    J Psychosom Res 59:73-6. 2005
    ..We aimed to explore if this association can also be found in other populations...
  27. doi Alexithymia and outcome in psychotherapy
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 77:189-94. 2008
    ..Alexithymia has been assumed to be negatively associated with therapeutic outcome. On the other hand, it is unclear to which extent alexithymia itself may be modified by psychotherapeutic interventions...
  28. doi Reliability of the emotional Stroop task: an investigation of patients with panic disorder
    T Dresler
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Tuebingen, Germany
    J Psychiatr Res 46:1243-8. 2012
    ..This finding questions the use of correlations with external variables and suggests the use of response latencies instead of interference scores...
  29. doi Tooth loss and cognitive impairment
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, HANSE Klinikum Stralsund, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    J Clin Periodontol 36:550-7. 2009
    ..The hypothesis was tested that periodontitis and tooth loss as a proxy of chronic periodontitis is associated with cognitive impairment in the elderly...
  30. ncbi Gender differences in dissociation. A dimensional approach
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Rostocker Chaussee 70, D 18437 Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    Psychopathology 36:65-70. 2003
    ..Our findings suggest that men and women do not generally differ in dissociative psychopathology. The implications for future investigations on the epidemiology, etiology, and psychobiology of dissociative symptoms are discussed...
  31. ncbi The role of trauma and PTSD-related symptoms for dissociation and psychopathological distress in inpatients with schizophrenia
    Matthias Vogel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Psychopathology 39:236-42. 2006
    ..To investigate the relationship between dissociative experiences, psychopathological distress, a history of trauma and posttraumatic symptoms in adult schizophrenia...
  32. ncbi Attention problems among children with a positive family history of alcohol abuse or dependence and controls. Prevalence and course for the period from preteen to early teen years
    Sven Barnow
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Medical Centre of Stralsund, Stralsund, Germany
    Eur Addict Res 13:1-5. 2007
    ..Further research will be needed to determine whether results can be replicated with families from different social strata and including subjects with the antisocial personality disorder...
  33. ncbi Psychopathology and alexithymia in severe mental illness: the impact of trauma and posttraumatic stress symptoms
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Rostocker Chaussee 70, 18437 Stralsund, Germany
    Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 257:191-6. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi Obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder
    Hans Joergen Grabe
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Greifswald, Stralsund, Germany
    Psychopathology 41:129-34. 2008
    ..This study investigates the hypothesis that traumatic events and posttraumatic stress disorders (PTSD) precede the onset of OCD...
  35. ncbi The apolipoprotein E and beta-fibrinogen G/A-455 gene polymorphisms are associated with ischemic stroke involving large-vessel disease
    C Kessler
    Department of Neurology, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 17:2880-4. 1997
    ..Such genetic analyses may further our understanding of the etiology of cerebrovascular disease...
  36. doi A 4-item measure of depression and anxiety: validation and standardization of the Patient Health Questionnaire-4 (PHQ-4) in the general population
    Bernd Löwe
    Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf and Hamburg Eilbek Schön Clinics, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
    J Affect Disord 122:86-95. 2010
    ..Given that PHQ-4, PHQ-2, and GAD-2 have not been validated in the general population, this study aimed to investigate their reliability and validity in a large general population sample and to generate normative data...
  37. doi Association of childhood neglect with adult dissociation in schizophrenic inpatients
    Matthias Vogel
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany
    Psychopathology 42:124-30. 2009
    ..Dissociation is often related to previous trauma and also occurs frequently in schizophrenia. Dissociation and psychosis may reflect a posttraumatic syndrome in some patients with schizophrenia...
  38. ncbi Transcallosal inhibition in patients with and without alexithymia
    Jan Richter
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    Neuropsychobiology 53:101-7. 2006
    ..Previous results indicated a facilitated transcallosal inhibition via the corpus callosum (CC) in alexithymic male students. This study investigates transcallosal inhibition in alexithymic and nonalexithymic psychiatric inpatients...
  39. ncbi Temperament and character in patients with borderline personality disorder taking gender and comorbidity into account
    Sven Barnow
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    Psychopathology 40:369-78. 2007
    ..The results provide support for the importance of controlling for gender effects when investigating the applicability of dimensional models with respect to personality disorders...
  40. ncbi Borderline personality organization and dissociation
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    Bull Menninger Clin 70:210-21. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi Dissociation, hemispheric asymmetry, and dysfunction of hemispheric interaction: a transcranial magnetic stimulation approach
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 16:163-9. 2004
    ..These results suggest that the neural basis of dissociation may involve a cortical asymmetry with a left hemispheric superiority or, alternatively, a lack of right hemispheric integration...
  42. ncbi Frequency, clinical and demographic correlates of pathological dissociation in Europe
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    J Trauma Dissociation 7:51-62. 2006
    ..PD is frequently found in clinical populations in European countries, too. However, methodological problems relating to its empirical determination might obscure the clinical and scientific value of the construct...
  43. ncbi Alexithymia and interpersonal problems
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald Stralsund, Germany
    Psychother Psychosom 74:240-6. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi Dissociative experiences and disorders in forensic inpatients
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Greifswald, Rostocker Chaussee 70, D 18437 Stralsund, Germany
    Int J Law Psychiatry 26:281-8. 2003
  45. ncbi Dissociation predicts symptom-related treatment outcome in short-term inpatient psychotherapy
    Carsten Spitzer
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ernst Moritz Arndt University, Stralsund, Germany
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 41:682-7. 2007
    ..Using a naturalistic design it was hypothesized that higher levels of dissociation predict poorer outcome in inpatients with affective, anxiety and somatoform disorders participating in a brief psychodynamic psychotherapy...
  46. ncbi [Multiple personality disorder is a fad - not a disease]
    Harald J Freyberger
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Universität Greifswald am Hanse Klinikum Stralsund
    Psychiatr Prax 34:266-8. 2007
  47. ncbi [Psychological complaints, interpersonal problems, quality of life and sense of coherence in former German warchildren]
    Philipp Kuwert
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald am HANSE Klinikum Stralsund
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 58:257-63. 2008
    ..We discuss our findings in the light of the current scientifical knowledge and highlight possible future prospects to develop the warchildhood debate from the clinical and scientifical point of view...
  48. ncbi [The relevance of personality and sexual traumata for sexual offenders in forensic psychiatry]
    Manuela Dudeck
    Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie der Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald am Hanseklinikum Stralsund
    Psychother Psychosom Med Psychol 56:147-53. 2006
    ..But less is known about other specific risk factors. The aim of this study was to investigate the extent to which the diagnoses and traumata of sexual offenders differ from those of non-sexual offenders...
  49. ncbi The influence of parental drinking behaviour and antisocial personality disorder on adolescent behavioural problems: results of the Greifswalder Family Study
    Sven Barnow
    Department of Psychiatry, Ernst Moritz Arndt University of Greifswald, Ellernholzstr 1 2, 17487 Greifswald, Germany
    Alcohol Alcohol 42:623-8. 2007
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether COAs are characterized by more behavioural problems than non-COAs, and also to determine the influence of a paternal antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) in this context...
  50. ncbi [The relationship between OPD features of personality structure and symptom-related and interpersonal outcome of inpatient psychotherapy]
    Carsten Spitzer
    Klinik und Poliklinik fur Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie, Ernst Moritz Arndt Universität Greifswald im Klinikum der Hansestadt Stralsund, Rostocker Chaussee 70, 18437 Stralsund, Germany
    Z Psychosom Med Psychother 50:70-85. 2004
    ....
  51. ncbi Individual characteristics, familial experience, and psychopathology in children of mothers with borderline personality disorder
    Sven Barnow
    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the Ernst Moritz Arndt University Greifswald, Greifswald, Germany
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:965-72. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine individual characteristics, familial experience, and psychopathology of children of mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD)...