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Do Dysphoric University Students Have an Enhanced Theory of Mind?

Edwards, Blossom. (2011) Do Dysphoric University Students Have an Enhanced Theory of Mind? Doctoral thesis, University of Surrey (United Kingdom)..

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Abstract

My initial thoughts on this question were to follow my 'gut instinct', which was to say 'No, I should not be worried', but why do I thinkthis? Within the essay I hope to explore where my beliefs stem from that mean I feel I should not be worried. My lack of concern that my GP has a diagnosis of 'borderline personality disorder' ('BPD') 1 may not be held by others and I will take the opportunity to fully explore why this might be the case. In engaging in this process, it is possible that my beliefs may change.I will state what drew me to this topic and explore the assumptions the question raised for me, i.e. about 'BPD' and about the role and identity of the GP. I will offer a 'definition' of what is meant by 'BPD'. I will explore, challenge and deconstruct my assumptions, whilst thinking about how other people may consider the question and how their assumptions may differ from mine. I will focus on the concepts within the question, namely, borderline personality disorder, the role of a GP and then consider how an individual who has difficulties associated with the term 'BOP' may meet the challenges of this role. I will draw together the main threads of my discussion and consider its limitations before offering conclusions and closing reflections.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Divisions : Theses
Authors : Edwards, Blossom.
Date : 2011
Additional Information : Thesis (Psych.D.)--University of Surrey (United Kingdom), 2011.
Depositing User : EPrints Services
Date Deposited : 24 Apr 2020 15:26
Last Modified : 24 Apr 2020 15:26
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/855159

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