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Oxytocin Attenuates Amygdala Responses to Emotional Faces Regardless of Valence
BACKGROUND Oxytocin is known to reduce anxiety and stress in social interactions as well as to modulate approach behavior. Recent studies suggest that the amygdala might be the primary neuronal basisExpand
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Oxytocin Improves “Mind-Reading” in Humans
BACKGROUND The ability to "read the mind" of other individuals, that is, to infer their mental state by interpreting subtle social cues, is indispensable in human social interaction. The neuropeptideExpand
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Effects of intranasal oxytocin on emotional face processing in women
The neuropeptide oxytocin (OXT) has previously been found to reduce amygdala reactivity to social and emotional stimuli in healthy men. The present study aimed to investigate the effect ofExpand
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Self‐injurious behaviour Psychopathological and nosological characteristics in subtypes of self‐injurers
  • S. Herpertz
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica
  • 1 January 1995
This study explored the symptoms of self‐injurious behaviour (SIB) in a consecutive sample of 54 mostly female psychiatric inpatients. The phenomenological analysis presented SIB as quite a uniformExpand
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Morphometric brain abnormalities in boys with conduct disorder.
OBJECTIVE Children with the early-onset type of conduct disorder (CD) are at high risk for developing an antisocial personality disorder. Although there have been several neuroimaging studies onExpand
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Recognition of facial affect in Borderline Personality Disorder.
Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) have been described as emotionally hyperresponsive, especially to anger and fear in social contexts. The aim was to investigate whether BPDExpand
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Evidence of abnormal amygdala functioning in borderline personality disorder: a functional MRI study
BACKGROUND Intense and rapidly changing mood states are a major feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD); however, there have only been a few studies investigating affective processing inExpand
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Emotion in criminal offenders with psychopathy and borderline personality disorder.
BACKGROUND Criminal offenders with a diagnosis of psychopathy or borderline personality disorder (BPD) share an impulsive nature but tend to differ in their style of emotional response. This studyExpand
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Emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder-a review of the literature.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by distinct impairments in emotion regulation, resulting in affective instability especially in the social context. It has been suggested thatExpand
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Impulsivity in self-mutilative behavior: psychometric and biological findings.
This paper examines impulsivity as a central factor in moderate/superficial self-mutilation such as skin-cutting and burning. A sample of 165 subjects were divided into four groups, namelyExpand
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