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Du är sjuk - men inte på riktigt. En studie om webbsidors konstruktion av emotionellt instabil personlighetsstörning

Bainbridge, Sara LU and Svensson, Caroline I (2018) SOPA63 20181
School of Social Work
Abstract
The objective of this study was to through means of discourse analyse examine how
borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those diagnosed with it were constructed on
nine websites offering information about the diagnosis. Findings suggested that the
concept of BPD was difficult to grasp, both for those who receive the diagnosis and for
those around them. Further emerged a picture of the adult diagnosed with BPD
consistently reduced to being understood more like a child. BPD was found to be a
vague diagnosis encompassing discrepancies between being comprised of a set of
behavioural patterns or a disorder routed within the person. Findings also suggested an
understanding of BPD as enveloped in gender norms, as the exhibiting of... (More)
The objective of this study was to through means of discourse analyse examine how
borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those diagnosed with it were constructed on
nine websites offering information about the diagnosis. Findings suggested that the
concept of BPD was difficult to grasp, both for those who receive the diagnosis and for
those around them. Further emerged a picture of the adult diagnosed with BPD
consistently reduced to being understood more like a child. BPD was found to be a
vague diagnosis encompassing discrepancies between being comprised of a set of
behavioural patterns or a disorder routed within the person. Findings also suggested an
understanding of BPD as enveloped in gender norms, as the exhibiting of those emotions
and behaviours which are included in the symptomatology are, by means of social
structures, perceived differently depending on a person’s gender. (Less)
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author
Bainbridge, Sara LU and Svensson, Caroline I
supervisor
organization
alternative title
You are ill - but not really. A study of the construction of borderline personality disorder on websites
course
SOPA63 20181
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
borderline personality disorder, diagnosis, gender, discourse analysis, constructionism, emotionellt instabil personlighetsstörning, borderline, psykisk ohälsa, konstruktionism, diskursanalys, kön, genus
language
Swedish
id
8944742
date added to LUP
2018-06-05 10:09:55
date last changed
2018-06-05 10:09:55
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  abstract     = {The objective of this study was to through means of discourse analyse examine how
borderline personality disorder (BPD) and those diagnosed with it were constructed on
nine websites offering information about the diagnosis. Findings suggested that the
concept of BPD was difficult to grasp, both for those who receive the diagnosis and for
those around them. Further emerged a picture of the adult diagnosed with BPD
consistently reduced to being understood more like a child. BPD was found to be a
vague diagnosis encompassing discrepancies between being comprised of a set of
behavioural patterns or a disorder routed within the person. Findings also suggested an
understanding of BPD as enveloped in gender norms, as the exhibiting of those emotions
and behaviours which are included in the symptomatology are, by means of social
structures, perceived differently depending on a person’s gender.},
  author       = {Bainbridge, Sara and Svensson, Caroline I},
  keyword      = {borderline personality disorder,diagnosis,gender,discourse analysis,constructionism,emotionellt instabil personlighetsstörning,borderline,psykisk ohälsa,konstruktionism,diskursanalys,kön,genus},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Du är sjuk - men inte på riktigt. En studie om webbsidors konstruktion av emotionellt instabil personlighetsstörning},
  year         = {2018},
}