BORDERLINE DISORDER OF CHILDHOOD : 8 CASES

아동기 경계선 장애 : 8증례

  • Hong, Kang-E (Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine) ;
  • Lee, Jeong-Seop (Department of Psychiatry, National Medical Center) ;
  • Shin, Min-Sup (Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine)
  • 홍강의 (서울대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실(소아 청소년 정신과)) ;
  • 이정섭 (국립의료원 정신과) ;
  • 신민섭 (서울대학교 의과대학 정신과학교실(소아 청소년 정신과))
  • Published : 1995.12.30

Abstract

The so-called borderline children are characterised by disturbances in the sense of reality and interpersonal relationships, lack of control, fluctuation of functioning, uneven development and excessive anxiety. But the concept of borderline disorder of childhood is very difficult to define and diagnose in current classification system. The present study adapted the consensus symptoms in borderline children by Bemporad and Vera eight cases aged 7-11 were examined in 37 variables. Results are as follows 1) All subjects are boys and girl hardly be diagnosis n current diagnostic system and have many concurrent diagnoses. Common chief complaints in the sense of reality. 2) In KEDI-WISC test, the borderline children showed average intelligence, but performance IQ tends to be higher than verbal IQ. In Rorscharch test, they showed high thought disorder index, emotional instabilities and aggressive impulses. The results of TOVA suggested attentional deficit in half of the subjects. The organicity is not prominent. 3) Many of the borderline children were unwanted baby. Although primary care takers of all the subjects were their mothers there were moderate problems in caring attitude of their children and marital relationship with their husband. Sccioeconomic status was generally below middle class. Most of all subjects have delayed language development, but have overcome subsequently. Many subjects were rejected by peers because of their aggression. 4) The first visit of the subjects was about 6 years of age. Average duration of treatment was 2 years. All of them were treated in the outpatient basis except one. The effect of pharmacotherapy was doubtful and the necessity of long term play therapy was suggested. Although there were many limitations of method in present study, it was suggested that further research is needed for diagnostic criteria, epidemiology and treatment.