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Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2010 Feb;12(1):46-55. doi: 10.1007/s11920-009-0089-7.

The latest neuroimaging findings in borderline personality disorder.

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Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, J5, 68159 Mannheim, Germany.


This review provides an overview of the most recent neuroimaging findings in borderline personality disorder. The contributions of the structural and functional imaging studies of the past 3 years are presented to help us better understand this severe psychiatric disorder. There are three domains of functional imaging findings: 1) affective dysregulation; 2) the complex of dissociation, self-injurious behavior, and pain processing; and 3) social interaction. Knowledge of the neurobiological basis of borderline personality disorder has grown considerably. Therefore, these findings convey a good impression of the current findings from neuroimaging research in this disorder and also of the necessary next steps with regard to content and methodology.

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