Adults with a current diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder are invited to take part in a research study looking at the relationship between personal identity, impulsivity, and sexuality; sexual diversity in particular.
Participation will involve completing an online survey which will take approximately 20 minutes.
For people who identify as sexually diverse (e.g. being same-sex attracted, identifying as lesbian, gay, homosexual, bisexual, queer, etc, or are in a relationship with another individual of the same-sex), there is also an opportunity to participate in a follow-up interview about the experiences of being sexually diverse and Borderline Personality Disorder.
The information from this study will inform the best-practice for assessment and treatment of individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder, particularly at Spectrum, the state-wide specialist service for Personality Disorders.
This study is being conducted by Eastern Health in conjunction with Deakin University. This study has been approved by the Eastern Health Human Research Ethics Committee [App #E18-2017].