Journal article

Social judgement in borderline personality disorder.

Katie Nicol, Merrick Pope, Reiner Sprengelmeyer, Andrew W Young, Jeremy Hall

PLOS ONE | Public Library of Science (PLoS) | Published : 2013


BACKGROUND: Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a common and serious mental illness, associated with a high risk of suicide and self harm. Those with a diagnosis of BPD often display difficulties with social interaction and struggle to form and maintain interpersonal relationships. Here we investigated the ability of participants with BPD to make social inferences from faces. METHOD: 20 participants with BPD and 21 healthy controls were shown a series of faces and asked to judge these according to one of six characteristics (age, distinctiveness, attractiveness, intelligence, approachability, trustworthiness). The number and direction of errors made (compared to population norms) were r..

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