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Impulsivity, the orbitofrontal cortex and borderline personality disorder

Abstract:

Damage to the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) has been associated with disinhibited or socially inappropriate behaviour and emotional irregularities in both humans and monkeys. Prominent characteristics of several personality disorder syndromes, in particular Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), are impulsivity and affective instability.

This investigation aimed to determine if certain aspects of the Borderline Personality syndrome, in particular impulsivity, are associated with OFC d...

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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division
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University of Oxford
Department:
Medical Sciences Division

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Publication date:
2003
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
603824053
URN:
uuid:df454308-aea1-448a-9237-83735452947f
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td:603824053
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English
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