Volumes of the hippocampus and amygdala in patients with borderline personality disorder: a meta-analysis.

@article{Nunes2009VolumesOT,
  title={Volumes of the hippocampus and amygdala in patients with borderline personality disorder: a meta-analysis.},
  author={Paulo Maur{\'i}cio Menezes Nunes and Amy Wenzel and Karinne Tavares Borges and Cristianne Ribeiro Porto and Renato Maiato Caminha and Irismar Reis de Oliveira},
  journal={Journal of personality disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={
          333-45
        }
}
Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often exhibit impulsive and aggressive behavior. The hippocampus and amygdala form part of the limbic system, which plays a central role in controlling such expressions of emotional reactivity. There are mixed results in the literature regarding whether patients with BPD have smaller hippocampal and amygdalar volume relative to healthy controls. To clarify the precise nature of these mixed results, we performed a meta-analysis to aggregate… CONTINUE READING
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