The Dexamethasone Suppression Test and Glucocorticoid Receptors in Borderline Personality Disorder

@article{Grossman1997TheDS,
  title={The Dexamethasone Suppression Test and Glucocorticoid Receptors in Borderline Personality Disorder},
  author={Robert A Grossman and Rachel Yehuda and Larry J. Siever},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={821}
}
Some researchers have forwarded the provocative idea that borderline personality disorder (BPD) is best conceptualized as a “complex posttraumatic stress disorder.”I4 The prevalence of trauma in patients with BPD is approximately 45-90%.2-5 Trauma in BPD appears to be experienced more often during childhood or laten~y,~.~.’ more frequently involves the patient’s and is notable for its reported severity and duration.’ Phenomenologically, patients with BPD and those with chronic posttraumatic… 
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