Enhanced pain modulation capacity among individuals with borderline personality disorder: A possible mechanism underlying their hypoalgesia

ConclusionsWomen with BPD present generalized hyposensitivity to both innocuous and noxious stimuli. Furthermore, women with BPD exhibit more efficient pain inhibition capabilities than healthy controls. While efficient pain modulation may underlie pain hyposensitivity in BPD, both traits may exist independently from each other, or may be moderated by another factor such as dissociation.
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Narcissism is many faceted and comes in several types. Narcissists will use a variety of tactics and defenses to keep you insecure and ensure their status and that their needs are met. It’s easy to be confused, but it’s important to understand and spot which type of narcissist you’re dealing with. Recently, two research teams have identified a common trait. The Grandiose Narcissist Although there are different kinds and degrees of narcissism, for years research mainly focused on the familiar — exhibitionistic narcissists who seek the limelight. These are the boastful grandiose narcissists who are pu...
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ConclusionDissociation proneness is enhanced in both BPD groups. This feature is clearly positively related to pain hyposensitivity in cBPD, but not in rBPD. However, the data indicate that stress causes the pain perception in rBPD to drift away from that obtained in HC. These results highlight the volatile state of BPD remission and might have important implications for the care of BPD patients in the remitted stage.SignificanceBoth current (cBPD) and remitted borderline personality disorder (rBPD) patients show enhanced proneness to dissociation. This feature is significantly linked with pain hyposensitivity in cBPD in a...
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What we call a disease matters. It matters to the person because a diagnosis is a marker: this problem is known, it’s recognised, it’s real (Mengshoel, Sim, Ahlsen &Madden, 2017). It matters to the clinician, particularly medical practitioners, but also those clinicians working within a largely “disease-oriented” framework (for example, physiotherapists, osteopaths) (Haskins, Osmotherly, Rivett, 2015; Kennedy, 2017). It matters also to insurance companies, or funding providers – who is in, and who is out. The diagnostic label itself hides a great many assumptions. The ways in which diag...
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ConclusionDissociation proneness is enhanced in both BPD groups. This feature is clearly positively related to pain hyposensitivity in cBPD, but not in rBPD. However, the data indicate that stress causes the pain perception in rBPD to drift away from that obtained in HC. These results highlight the volatile state of BPD remission and might have important implications for the care of BPD patients in the remitted stage.
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About 25% of patients with chronic pain have features of borderline personality disorder, a finding that highlights the need for improved access to psychological care.Medscape Medical News
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Oxytocin —a hormone that facilitates social bonding in animals—can improve empathy in women with borderline personality disorder (BPD), according to astudy inTranslational Psychiatry. Oxytocin was also associated with an increased desire to become emotionally close to someone.“BPD patients often report problems establishing and maintaining stable relationships to significant others,” wrote Gregor Domes, Ph.D., of the University of Freiburg, Germany, and colleagues. “Their relationships are characterized by a pervasive fear of abandonment, anxiousness, mistrust, and conflicts, which can cu...
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