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
6,697Citations
Publications 315
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#1Sophie KerrH-Index: 4
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Research shows that parental personality pathology is associated with borderline personality disorder features and internalizing/externalizing symptoms in offspring. However, studies have been limited by DSM-IV-based assessments of parental personality pathology. The authors leveraged evidence that interpersonal problems described by the Interpersonal Circumplex align with Criterion A of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders and therefore used a measure of interpersonal problems ...
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#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Paulina A. Kulesz (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 9
Last. Michael J. Boivin (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 37
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Objective: There is an urgent need to equip community-based careworkers with the skills to address the mental health needs of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) as an essential response to shortages in human resources for mental health in Sub-Saharan Africa. We conducted a quasi-experimental feasibility trial in South Africa to adapt and evaluate an established year-long semi-structured, manualized video-feedback caregiver intervention (the Mediational Intervention for Sensitizing Caregivers;...
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#1Kiana Wall (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
#2Sophie Kerr (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 4
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Abstract Background : Shame is a highly negative emotion frequently experienced by individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) as well as those with internalizing or externalizing psychopathology. However, few studies have examined whether shame is related to BPD above and beyond other psychopathology. Further, although feelings of shame peak during adolescence, coinciding with the onset of BPD, very few studies have examined the relationship between shame and BPD in adolescence. Ther...
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#1Ömer Faruk AkçaH-Index: 6
#2Kiana Wall (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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BACKGROUND Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) have several similarities and it is difficult to distinguish these disorders in adolescents. We aimed to identify the unique correlates of mentalization abilities that may distinguish these two disorders, and to investigate the mentalization abilities of adolescents with ADHD, BPD and ADHD + BPD in an inpatient sample to determine the effect of co-morbidity on mentalization abilities. METHODS We ...
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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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Research suggests that the ability to understand one’s own and others’ minds, or mentalizing, is a key factor for mental health. Most studies have focused the attention on the association between global measures of mentalizing and specific disorders. In contrast, very few studies have analyzed the association between specific mentalizing polarities and global measures of mental health. This study aimed to evaluate whether self and other polarities of mentalizing are associated with a multidimens...
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#1Carla SharpH-Index: 59
#2Andrew M. ChanenH-Index: 35
Last. Marialuisa CaveltiH-Index: 15
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#1Kiana Wall (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 5
#2Sophie Kerr (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 4
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Intervention for borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescence is crucial as early onset of the disorder predicts more severe course, and intervention “late” in the course of the disorder is associated with more negative outcomes. In spite of this, access to services is poor. This is because several unique barriers to accessing care exist for adolescents with BPD. In this article we highlight key barriers to care for adolescents with BPD utilizing a conceptual model for understanding heal...
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#1Salome Vanwoerden (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
#2Francesca Penner (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 6
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Impairments in mothers' reflective function (RF), the ability to imagine the mental states of the self and others, underlies maladaptive parenting strategies, which have been associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The current study evaluated the association between mother's RF and adolescents' BPD and the mediating role of a range of parenting behaviors. Five hundred and thirty-one inpatient adolescents and their mothers participated in the current study. A multimethod assessment...
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#1Marcin SekowskiH-Index: 3
#2Małgorzata Gambin (University of Warsaw)H-Index: 7
Last. Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
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Previous studies have demonstrated positive associations between identity disturbances and suicidality in adolescents; however, mechanisms underlying these relationships are not well understood. The authors propose that borderline features and various internalizing disorders may mediate these relations. The aim of this study was to test a multiple mediation model of the associations between these constructs using structural equation modeling. Ninety-six inpatient adolescents aged 12-17 years com...
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#1Carla Sharp (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 59
#2Salome Vanwoerden (UH: University of Houston)H-Index: 11
Last. Elizabeth Newlin (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 1
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A persistent and significant barrier to the diagnosis and treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in adolescents is clinician reluctance to label an adolescent with a stigmatized, intractable, treatment-resistant diagnosis. The goal of the current study was to evaluate this claim by examining the 18-month longitudinal course of borderline pathology in adolescents after discharge from inpatient treatment. 556 adolescent consecutive admissions (64.6% female; ages 12–17, M = 15.29, SD = ...
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