Drexel University Home Pagewww.drexel.edu DREXEL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES HOMEPAGE >>

iDEA: Drexel E-repository and Archives > Drexel Academic Community > Bennett S. LeBow College of Business > Department of Accounting and Tax > Faculty Research and Publications (Accounting and Tax) > The neuropsychology of borderline personality disorder: a meta-analysis and review

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/2618

Title: The neuropsychology of borderline personality disorder: a meta-analysis and review
Authors: Ruocco, Anthony C.
Keywords: Mental Disorders;Personality Disorders;Cognition
Issue Date: 15-Dec-2005
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Psychiatry Research, 137(3): pp. 191-202.
Abstract: The neuropsychological profile of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is unclear. Past investigations have produced seemingly inconsistent results of precisely what neuropsychological deficits characterize the patient with BPD. A meta-analysis of 10 studies was conducted comparing BPD and healthy comparison groups on select neuropsychological measures comprising six domains of functioning: attention, cognitive flexibility, learning and memory, planning, speeded processing, and visuospatial abilities. BPD participants performed more poorly than controls across all neuropsychological domains, with mean effect sizes (Cohen’s d) ranging from -.29 for cognitive flexibility to -1.43 for planning. The results suggest that persons with BPD perform more poorly than healthy comparison groups in multiple neurocognitive domains and that these deficits may be more strongly lateralized to the right hemisphere. Although neuropsychological testing appears to be sensitive to the neurocognitive deficits of BPD, the clinical utility of these results is limited. Implications of these findings for future neurocognitive investigations of BPD are discussed.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2005.07.004
Appears in Collections:Faculty Research and Publications (Accounting and Tax)

Files in This Item:

File Description SizeFormat
2006175355.pdf108.71 kBAdobe PDFView/Open
View Statistics

Items in iDEA are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.


Valid XHTML 1.0! iDEA Software Copyright © 2002-2010  Duraspace - Feedback