Temporal glucose metabolism in borderline personality disorder

De la Fuente, Jose Manuel, Lotstra, Francoise, Goldman, Serge , Biver, Francoise, Luxen, Andre, Bidaut, Luc, Stanus, Etienne and Mendlewicz, Julien (1994) Temporal glucose metabolism in borderline personality disorder. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 55 (4). pp. 237-245. ISSN 0925-4927

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The pathophysiology of borderline personality disorder (BPD) is obscure. Underlying organic factors such as epilepsy are suspected because clinical characteristics of the syndrome are similar to some manifestations of patients with complex partial seizures (CPS). Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) reveals hypometabolism in the area surrounding epileptic foci. To test the epilepsy hypothesis in BPD, we have explored 10 patients with BPD and compared them with 15 control subjects using PET with FDG. We conclude that PET provides no metabolic indication of temporal lobe epilepsy in BPD. © 1994.

Keywords:fluorodeoxyglucose f 18, adult, article, borderline state, clinical article, controlled study, female, glucose metabolism, human, intravenous drug administration, male, personality disorder, positron emission tomography, priority journal, temporal lobe, Adult, Borderline Personality Disorder, Comparative Study, Epilepsy, Temporal Lobe, Glucose, Middle Age, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Temporal Lobe, Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B100 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
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