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Pain assessment in self-injurious patients with borderline personality disorder using signal detection theory.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9211579     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Signal detection theory measures of thermal responsivity were examined to determine whether differences in reported pain experienced during self-injurious behavior in female patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are explained by neurosensory factors and/or attitudinal factors (response bias). Female patients with BPD who do not experience pain during self-injury (BPD-NP group) were found to discriminate more poorly between noxious thermal stimuli of similar intensity, low P(A), than female patients with BPD who experience pain during self-injury (BPD-P group), female patients with BPD who do not have a history of self-injury (BPD-C group), and age-matched normal women. The BPD-NP group also had a higher response criterion, B (more stoical) than the BPD-C group. These findings suggest that 'analgesia' during self-injury in patients with BPD is related to both neurosensory and attitudinal/psychological abnormalities.
I Kemperman; M J Russ; W C Clark; T Kakuma; E Zanine; K Harrison
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0165-1781     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-26     Completed Date:  1997-08-26     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  175-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
New York Hospital, Cornell Medical Center, White Plains 10605, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Borderline Personality Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology*
Dissociative Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Middle Aged
Pain Measurement*
Personality Inventory
Self Mutilation / psychology
Self-Injurious Behavior / psychology*
Signal Detection, Psychological*
Suicide, Attempted / psychology
Temperature Sense
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