Increased diurnal salivary cortisol in women with borderline personality disorder.

@article{Lieb2004IncreasedDS,
  title={Increased diurnal salivary cortisol in women with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Klaus Lieb and Jost E Rexhausen and Kai G. Kahl and Ulrich Schweiger and Alexandra Philipsen and Dirk H. Hellhammer and Martin Bohus},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={559-65}
}
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability in affect regulation, impulse control, interpersonal relationships, and self-image. In previous studies, we have used portable mini-computers to assess the severity of recurrent states of aversive emotional distress and dissociation during ambulatory conditions. Here, we used this approach for the assessment of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in patients with BPD. We studied 23 unmedicated… CONTINUE READING