Frontolimbic brain abnormalities in patients with borderline personality disorder: a volumetric magnetic resonance imaging study.

@article{Elst2003FrontolimbicBA,
  title={Frontolimbic brain abnormalities in patients with borderline personality disorder: a volumetric magnetic resonance imaging study.},
  author={Ludger H Tebartz van Elst and Bernd Hesslinger and Thorsten Thiel and Emanuel V. Geiger and Kerstin F Haegele and Louis Lemieux and Klaus Lieb and Martin Bohus and J{\"u}rgen Hennig and Dieter Ebert},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={163-71}
}
BACKGROUND Dual frontolimbic brain pathology has been suggested as a possible correlate of impulsivity and aggressive behavior. One previous study reported volume loss of the hippocampus and the amygdala in patients with borderline personality disorder. We measured limbic and prefrontal brain volumes to test the hypothesis that frontolimbic brain pathology might be associated with borderline personality disorder. METHODS Eight unmedicated female patients with borderline personality disorder… CONTINUE READING
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