Neuropsychological Deficits in BPD and Implications for Treatment
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Neuropsychological Deficits: 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.
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