Attentional mechanisms of borderline personality disorder.


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… (More)


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@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} }