Journal article

Impulsivity in borderline personality disorder.

V Barker, L Romaniuk, RN Cardinal, M Pope, K Nicol, J Hall

Psychol Med | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Impulsivity is a core feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and is most frequently measured using self-rating scales. There is a need to find objective, valid and reliable measures of impulsivity. This study aimed to examine performance of participants with BPD compared with healthy controls on delay and probabilistic discounting tasks and the stop-signal task (SST), which are objective measures of choice and motor impulsivity, respectively. METHOD: A total of 20 participants with BPD and 21 healthy control participants completed delay and probabilistic discounting tasks and the SST. They also completed the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale (BIS), a self-rating measure of im..

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