Medial prefrontal cortex hyperactivation during social exclusion in borderline personality disorder

Anthony C. Ruocco, John D. Medaglia, Jennifer R. Tinker, Hasan Ayaz, Evan M. Forman, Cory F. Newman, J. Michael Williams, Frank Gerard Hillary, Steven M. Platek, Banu Onaral, Douglas L. Chute

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Abstract

Frontal systems dysfunction and abandonment fears represent central features of borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD subjects (n = 10) and matched non-psychiatric comparison subjects (n = 10) completed a social-cognitive task with two confederates instructed to either include or exclude subjects from a circumscribed interaction. Evoked cerebral blood oxygenation in frontal cortex was measured using 16-channel functional near infrared spectroscopy. BPD subjects showed left medial prefrontal cortex hyperactivation during social exclusion suggesting potential dysfunction of frontolimbic circuitry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-236
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Research - Neuroimaging
Volume181
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 30 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Ruocco, A. C., Medaglia, J. D., Tinker, J. R., Ayaz, H., Forman, E. M., Newman, C. F., Williams, J. M., Hillary, F. G., Platek, S. M., Onaral, B., & Chute, D. L. (2010). Medial prefrontal cortex hyperactivation during social exclusion in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research - Neuroimaging, 181(3), 233-236. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pscychresns.2009.12.001