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The article chosen for this assignment was from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in 2005. This article is a research article on borderline personality in teenagers and if the gender of the teen makes a difference. This article gives a brief description on the background, the methods used for the research, the results of the research as well as the conclusions.

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Exploration of a Professional Journal Article in PsychologyBradley WallacePSY100028VA016-1134-001/Psychology of AdjustmentDr. Guy VitaglioneStrayer UniversityMay 12, 2013The article chosen for this assignment was from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in 2005. This article is a research article on borderline personality in teenagers and if the gender of the teen makes a difference. This article gives a brief description on the background, the methods used for the research, the results of the research as well as the conclusions. This article states that other research has been done on this topic, however, the research rarely uses Axis II diagnoses in the teens [ CITATION Bra05 \l 1033 ]. The method of research used in the article, the authors collected information from a big random mix of experienced clinicians in North America. They asked the clinicians to randomly select one of their patients who have recently had mild to severe of any kind of long lasting maladaptive personality patterns regardless of any other criteria. Out of 294 patients 28.4% of those patients were diagnosed with an Axis II disorder [ CITATION Bra05 \l 1033 ]. The clinicians were given a checklist of things to look for and rate each item, as well as if it were present or not as it pertained to their client. The researchers then used DSM-IV decision rules to make their diagnosis. For statistical analysis they created a combined account of all

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