Both acute and remitted BPD patients had higher scores on the Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire than did healthy controls.
Rejection sensitivity and symptom severity in patients with borderline personality disorder: effects of childhood maltreatment and self-esteem
Interpersonal dysfunction in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is characterized by an anxious preoccupation with real or imagined abandonment'(DSM-5). This symptom description bears a close resemblance to that of rejection sensitivity, a cognitive affective disposition that affects perceptions, emotions and behavior in the context of social rejection.
The present study investigates the level of rejection sensitivity in acute and remitted BPD patients and its relation to BPD symptom severity, childhood maltreatment, and self-esteem.