Q. I am a student from the Philippines. I just would like to ask a very important favor from you. I am presently taking the course “Assessment and Intervention of Individual Mental Disorders,” which happens to discuss borderline personality disorder. We were asked by our professor, who is a psychiatrist, if we can [...]
Frontolimbic brain abnormalities in patients with borderline personality disorder: a volumetric magnetic resonance imaging study.
We found a significant reduction of hippocampal and amydgala volumes in borderline personality disorder. There was a significant 24% reduction of the left orbitofrontal and a 26% reduction of the right anterior cingulate gyrus.
Biol Psychiatry 2003 [...]
Medline is run by the National Medical Library, and summarized (via abstracts) what are felt to be the most important articles on most medical subjects for the medical profession. These abstracts from Medline are about the BPD.
Am J Psychiatry 1982 Jun;139(6):741-6
“Aggression, suicide, and serotonin: relationships to CSF amine metabolites”
Low levels [...]
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Se pensaba una vez que ” …Epilepsy era un problema psiquiátrico, hasta el estando debajo de neurológico se entendieron las anormalidades. Investigadores han destapado médico y neurológico las anormalidades en las fronteras. Muchos síntomas son probablemente debidos al funcionamiento defectuoso en el cerebro el sistema del limbic. En mi [...]
Official DSM-IV Criteria for Borderline Personality DisorderA pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image, and affects, and marked impulsivity beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:
1) frantic efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment
2) a pattern of unstable & [...]
Dr. Leland M. Heller’s new book “Biological Unhappiness” fills a large void in the medical field, not only in diagnosing these biological causes of unhappiness, but in their treatment as well.
In the past these disorders were considered “psychologically” based with the only hope of treatment to be that of psychotherapy. As a therapist, that [...]
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