Impulsivity and Aggression in Female BPD and ADHD Patients: Association with ACC Glutamate and GABA Concentrations

@article{Ende2016ImpulsivityAA,
  title={Impulsivity and Aggression in Female BPD and ADHD Patients: Association with ACC Glutamate and GABA Concentrations},
  author={Gabriele Ende and Sylvia Cackowski and Julia van Eijk and Markus Sack and Traute Demirakca and Nikolaus Kleindienst and Martin Bohus and Esther Sobanski and Annegret Krause-Utz and Christian Schmahl},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2016},
  volume={41},
  pages={410-418}
}
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are both characterized by high impulsivity and difficulties in controlling anger and aggression. In BPD, comorbid ADHD may further increase impulsivity. For both disorders, altered MR spectroscopy levels of the neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA as well as some correlations with impulsivity were previously reported. The objective of this study was to investigate the neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA… CONTINUE READING
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