BPD is associated with a range of cognitive deficits, with no two individuals necessarily showing the same types of difficulties.
The most frequently affected neuropsychological domains include memory, response inhibition and planning.
These deficits are subserved by many of the same brain regions that are responsible for regulating emotions.
Implications for Treatment:
Worse executive function and visual memory may be associated with a greater likelihood of dropout from treatment (Fertuck et al., 2012).
Individualized neuropsychological assessments may assist substantially with treatment planning, which could avoid obstacles patients may later encounter in effectively engaging with treatments.
Bessel van der Kolk, MD, delivers the lecture "Childhood Trauma, Affect Regulation, and Borderline Personality Disorder" as part of the 9th Annual Yale NEA-BPD Conference.
The conference Co-directors welcome and orient to this year's conference including issues of stigma, NEA-BPD offerings, and this year's conference theme: Managing Related Cognitive Challenges: Dissociation, Psychosis, and Intellectual Impairments.