They also provide some support for the hypothesized link between parental invalidation and BPD symptomatology and suggest that additional research with clinical samples is needed.Those who exercised excessively were more likely to have experienced a family style in which the focus is on remaining in control of one's emotions, success and achievement.Interestingly, parental psychopathological risk predicts adolescents' specific perception of their family functioning.
Patients with bulimia nervosa scored higher on levels of paternal invalidation than those with anorexia nervosa.
There were no associations at the attitudinal level, but some behaviours were related to perceived parental style.
The ICES was administered to a sample of female college students along with measures of parental bonding and borderline personality disorder (BPD) symptomatology.
In contrast with previous findings, the ICES demonstrated excellent internal consistency within a nonclinical sample.
The current study serves to examine how dysfunctional family functioning may allow for BPD symptoms development through the fostering of invalidating environments. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.
Linehan's biosocial theory suggests that borderline personality disorder (BPD) results from a transaction of two childhood precursors: emotional vulnerability and an invalidating environment.ABSTRACT: The Invalidating Childhood Environments Scale (ICES) was developed by Mountford et al.(2007) in order to measure the parental invalidation of the child's emotional needs from the adolescent or young adult perception.On the basis of these premises, we conducted a cross-sectional study initially recruiting 243 families of female adolescents affected by anorexia nervosa (Group A), bulimia nervosa (Group B), and binge eating disorder (Group C) (average age 14–17) to assess their psychological profile (SCL90-R), specific representations of their family functioning (FACES-IV), and the possible effect of adolescents' psychological profiles and parents' psychopathological risk on family functioning.Our results indicate that adolescents and parents in Groups A, B, and C show an unequivocal psychopatholo-gical profile; in particular, adolescents with anorexia present the most severe psychopathological risk.It also correlated in the predicted directions with measures of parental bonding and BPD symptomatology.