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Eur J Pain. 2000;4(1):107-9.

The effects of exogenous analgesia in a patient with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and severe self-injurious behaviour.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Schwabachanlage 6, Erlangen, 91054, Germany. snthuerauf@aol.com

Abstract

In order to analyse the effects of potent exogenous analgesia with opioids in borderline personality disorder (BPD), we present a case report in which the application of morphine abolished the perception of pain during self-injury and intensified self-injurious activities. On the basis of our observations, we concluded that the use of potent analgesics might aggravate psychopathology in BPD.

Copyright 2000 European Federation of Chapters of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

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