Impulsivity in borderline personality disorder: reward-based decision-making and its relationship to emotional distress.

@article{Lawrence2010ImpulsivityIB,
  title={Impulsivity in borderline personality disorder: reward-based decision-making and its relationship to emotional distress.},
  author={Katherine A Lawrence and Janice Sabura Allen and Andrew M Chanen},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={786-99}
}
Impulsivity in Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) has been defined as rapid and unplanned action. However, a preference for immediate gratification and discounting of delayed rewards might better account for the impulsive behaviors that appear to regulate emotional distress in BPD. To investigate this, a delay discounting task was administered to 30 outpatients diagnosed with BPD and 28 healthy community controls (all aged 15-24) before and after a mood induction. Trait impulsivity was… CONTINUE READING