Activation and Habituation of the Cingulate Cortex during Emotion Processing in Healthy Controls, Borderline, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder

@inproceedings{Balevich2017ActivationAH,
  title={Activation and Habituation of the Cingulate Cortex during Emotion Processing in Healthy Controls, Borderline, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder},
  author={Emily C. Balevich},
  year={2017}
}
Disturbances in emotional functioning are central features of the clinical profiles of both borderline and schizotypal personality disorder (BPD and SPD, respectively). BPD is characterized by a high sensitivity to emotional stimuli and unusually strong and long-lasting reactions, indicative of impaired habituation to emotional stimuli (Linehan, 1993). Previous research suggests that SPD patients demonstrate limbic hyper-reactivity to unpleasant stimuli, at least initially, but intact… CONTINUE READING

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