Carla Sharp
University of Houston
PsychiatryPsychopathologyMental healthDevelopmental psychologyAssociation (psychology)PsychologyPsychometricsMentalizationPersonalityPersonality disordersPersonality pathologyDepression (differential diagnoses)Theory of mindContext (language use)Borderline personality disorderIntervention (counseling)Poison controlAnxietyClinical psychologyMedicineSocial cognition
317Publications
59H-index
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#1Andrea Fossati (UniSR: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)H-Index: 40
#2Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
Last. Antonella Somma (UniSR: Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)H-Index: 17
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Abstract. The aims of the current study were to assess the psychometric properties of the Borderline Personality Features Scale for Children-11 (BPFSC-11) in adolescence. In particular, we aim at evaluating: the internal consistency and six-month test-retest reliability of the Italian translation of the BPFSC-11, its factor structure, and its convergent validity. Eight hundred five community dwelling adolescents were administered the Italian translations of the BPFSC-11 and Personality Diagnosti...
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#1Sergi Ballespí (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 12
#2Jaume Vives (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 11
Last. Neus Barrantes-Vidal (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 32
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Abstract An increasing volume of evidence suggests that mentalization (MZ) can be an important factor in the transition from mental health to mental illness and vice versa. However, most studies are focused on the role of MZ in specific disorders. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between MZ and mental health as a trans-diagnostic process. A sample of 172 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years old (M = 14.6, SD = 1.7; 56.4% of girls) was assessed on measures of MZ, psychopathology and psycho...
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#1Małgorzata Gambin (University of Warsaw)H-Index: 7
#2Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
Abstract Background High levels of affective empathy are associated with increased levels of depressive symptoms. However, studies investigating the mechanisms underlying this relation are limited. Since affective empathy may be associated with a feeling of exaggerated responsibility for alleviating the suffering of others, it may lead to high levels of generalized guilt and various forms of shame, which, in turn, may elevate depressive symptoms. Therefore, these self-conscious emotions are cand...
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#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Salome Vanwoerden (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
Last. Kiana Wall (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
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: Over the last 15 years, controversy over the construct of adolescent personality disorder has largely been laid to rest because of accumulating empirical evidence in support of its construct validity. In this article, four conclusions that can be drawn from recent literature on borderline disorder in adolescents are discussed, with the ultimate goal of building an argument to support the idea that adolescence is a sensitive period for the development of personality disorder.
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#1Victor Buitron (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 7
#2Chelsey M. Hartley (FIU: Florida International University)H-Index: 7
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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The present study examined a conceptual model in which the association between aggressive behaviors and suicide ideation is moderated by internalizing symptoms and ongoing stress. Participants were 304 psychiatric inpatient adolescents (65.8% girls) ranging in age from 12 to 17 years (Mean age = 14.69). The association between aggressive behaviors and suicide ideation was significantly moderated by internalizing symptoms and ongoing stress; the association was positive in adolescents low in inte...
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#1Jennifer L. Brown (University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center)H-Index: 26
#2Jessica M. Sales (Emory University)H-Index: 36
Last. Lochner Marais (University of the Free State)H-Index: 18
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Background. Cultural consensus modelling (CCM) is an approach whereby individuals define the boundaries regarding a set of knowledge or behaviours shared by a group within a culture using an ethnographic approach. Objectives. To provide an overview of CCM methods and the application of CCM to examine South African adolescent girls’ contraceptive and HIV prevention practices. Methods. In phase 1 of a CCM approach, individuals respond to questions about their culture rather than their individual b...
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#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Kiana Wall (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
There is mounting evidence that personality pathology, in particular, borderline pathology is a valid and reliable construct in adolescence, with prevalence, phenomenology, stability and risk factors similar to that of adult borderline personality disorder. Scientific evidence also delineates a marked separation of course and outcome of adolescent borderline personality disorder from other disorders and supports the efficacy of disorder-specific treatment. The current article addresses recent fi...
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#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Aidan Wright (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 1
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#1Małgorzata Gambin (University of Warsaw)H-Index: 7
#2Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
ABSTRACTBackground and objectives: A better understanding of the relationships between empathy and internalizing disorders is needed to plan therapeutic interventions for children and adolescents. Several studies have revealed positive relations of internalizing symptoms to personal distress and affective empathy. However, there is a lack of studies that take into account the multidimensional nature of anxiety in its relation to empathy.Design: Structural equation modeling was used to test the m...
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#1Allison Kalpakci (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 7
#2Carolyn Ha (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 15
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents is highly complex and heterogeneous. Within the disorder, research has suggested the existence of at least two subgroups: one with predominantly internalizing psychopathology features and one with predominantly externalizing psychopathology features. One process that may differentiate these groups is executive functioning (EF), given that poor EF is linked to externalizing psychopathology. Against this background, the current study used a mult...
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