What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of borderline personality disorder (BPD)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2018
  • Author: Roy H Lubit, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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No diagnostic imaging studies are specific for borderline disorders in adults or children. In one small study of 20 patients with BPD, 40% of patients had abnormal, diffuse, slow activity on electroencephalography (EEG). [13] Some patients with BPD have shortened rapid eye movement (REM) latency and sleep-continuity disturbances, but these findings are also found in a fair number of patients with depression.


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