Neuroimaging And Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Are the brains of people with borderline personality disorder (BPD) physically different from the brains of those without BPD? Neuroimaging techniques can help to answer this question.
What Is Neuroimaging?
Neuroimaging incorporates various techniques which take images of the brain’s structure and functioning. However, there is controversy surrounding just how accurately such images may be interpreted.
Neuroimaging techniques include :
- Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI (this technique uses magnetic fields and radio waves to produce two or three dimensional images of the brain).
- Positron emission tomography, or PET (this technique also produces two or three dimensional images by measuring emissions from radioactively chemicals that have been injected into the bloodstream)
- Magnetoencephalography (this technique measures the magnetic fields produced by electrical activity in the brain).
Meta-analysis Of Neuroimaging Studies Relating To Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) :
Researchers at the University of Freiburg