Mini Quiz: Neurobiology of Borderline Personality Disorder


What do functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging findings reveal about the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder? Take the quiz and learn more.

Which of the following statements about the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder is supported by functional magnetic resonance neuroimaging?

A. Hyperactivity of the amygdala and prefontal cortex is characteristic of patients with BPD.
B. Increased acetylcholine activity in the hippocampus and neocortex accounts for impulsive aggression in patients with BPD.
C. Treatment of BPD with oxytocin increases hypermentalization by decreasing activity in the prefrontal cortex.
D. Use of emotion regulation strategies taught in DBT correlates with decreased activity in the amygdala.
E. fMRI studies show that affective, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal difficulties are inherited rather than BPD itself.
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