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VIDEO: Neuroimaging data show differences in emotional dysregulation in borderline personality disorder

ATLANTA — In this video, Harold Koenigsberg, MD, professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, presents findings from neuroimaging studies that used functional MRI to characterize emotional dysregulation and borderline personality disorder.

Analysis indicated individuals with borderline personality disorder were unable to access the same brain regions healthy individuals use when trying to use cognitive reappraisal.

“One of the positive and exciting things we found was we could train borderline patients through practice to improve their ability to bring these important brain regions online and that gives us hope that we may be able to actually teach borderline patients to regulate their emotions better,” Koenigsberg told Healio.com/Psychiatry. 

ATLANTA — In this video, Harold Koenigsberg, MD, professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, presents findings from neuroimaging studies that used functional MRI to characterize emotional dysregulation and borderline personality disorder.

Analysis indicated individuals with borderline personality disorder were unable to access the same brain regions healthy individuals use when trying to use cognitive reappraisal.

“One of the positive and exciting things we found was we could train borderline patients through practice to improve their ability to bring these important brain regions online and that gives us hope that we may be able to actually teach borderline patients to regulate their emotions better,” Koenigsberg told Healio.com/Psychiatry. 

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