Attentional mechanisms of borderline personality disorder.

@article{Posner2002AttentionalMO,
  title={Attentional mechanisms of borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Michael I. Posner and Mary Klevjord Rothbart and Nathalie Vizueta and Kenneth N. Levy and David E. Evans and Kathleen M. Thomas and John F. Clarkin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 25},
  pages={16366-70}
}
We consider whether disruption of a specific neural circuit related to self-regulation is an underlying biological deficit in borderline personality disorder (BPD). Because patients with BPD exhibit a poor ability to regulate negative affect, we hypothesized that brain mechanisms thought to be involved in such self-regulation would function abnormally even in situations that seem remote from the symptoms exhibited by these patients. To test this idea, we compared the efficiency of attentional… CONTINUE READING
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