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BACKGROUND Deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has targeted several subcortical nuclei, including the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the nucleus accumbens. While the most appropriate target is still being looked for, little attention has been given to the side of the stimulated hemisphere in relationship to outcome. METHODS We(More)
Recent research studies have been confirming the evidence that patients with personality borderline disorder (BPD) suffer significant neuropsychological disorders. Neurocognitive dysfunction of BPD seems to mainly affect the functions characteristic of the prefrontal areas that participate in information processing and management and in the regulation of(More)
BACKGROUND Follow-up studies revealed that subjects with borderline personality disorder (BPD) present high rates of clinical remission, although psychosocial functioning often remains impaired. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of a cognitive rehabilitation intervention versus a psychoeducational program on psychosocial functioning in(More)
A 57-year-old man was referred to the hospital because of fever and jaundice. The patient had been in good health until four years earlier, when a noninvasive, papillary transitional-cell carcinoma of the bladder, grade 1 on a scale of 1 to 3, was excised. Similar tumors were excised 12 and 18 months later. One year before admission, live bacille(More)
INTRODUCTION Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is usually treated with a combination of antipsychotic and anticonvulsant drugs although only limited efficacy is obtained in many patients. A major problem in the treatment of BPD is the lack of compliance derived form the pathological impulsivity of BPD patients. METHODS Twelve severe BPD patients(More)
INTRODUCTION Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by emotional instability and impulsivity. However, there is evidence that neurocognitive alterations have a relevant role in the clinical features of these patients. The present study investigates cognitive function in BPD in order to search for a specific profile of neuropsychological(More)
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