Journal of the Indonesian Medical Association
Vol. 57 No. 4 April 2007

The Neurobiology of Borderline Personality Disorder: Biological Approach in Impulsive and Aggressive Behavior


Andri, Andri ( Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta ) , Kusumawardhani, AAAA ( Faculty of Medicine University of Indonesia, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta )



Article Info

Publish Date
30 Apr 2007

Abstract

Borderline personality disorder is a type of personality disorder often found in everyday life and in clinical practice. One of the characteristic of such personality disorder is impulsive and aggressive behavior. Although the cause of borderline personality disorder has not been known yet, studies show, the relation between this disorder and neurobiology aspects. Many studies explain that some brains region, especially orbitofrontal cortex and degradation of system activity of serotonergic involved in the pathogenesis of impulsive and aggressive in borderline personality disorder. Therefore, nowadays the management of this kind of disorder is not limited to psychotherapy but also pharmacotherapy.Keywords: personality disorder,  psychopharmacotherapy


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