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J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2001 Fall;13(4):511-4.

Subtle prefrontal neuropathology in a pilot magnetic resonance spectroscopy study in patients with borderline personality disorder.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany. ludger_vanelst@psyallg.ukl.uni-freiburg.de

Abstract

The authors examined the brains of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) by using short echo time single voxel spectroscopy and found a significant 19% reduction of absolute N-acetylaspartate concentrations in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in BPD (P=0.01) compared with control subjects.

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