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Farsham A, Khodabakhsh R, Mehrinejad S A. The Neuropsychology of Episodic and Semantic Memory Function in Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorder Patients versus Normal Subjects. Advances in Cognitive Sciences. 2015; 17 (1) :60-69
URL: http://icssjournal.ir/article-1-326-en.html
1- MS, Clinical Psychology of Al Zahra University,Tehran,Iran.
2- Assistant Professor of AL Zahra University,Tehran,Iran.
Abstract:   (2410 Views)
Introduction: Information about neurocognitive processing in borderline and schizotypal personality disorder patients (BPD and SPD) may contribute to conceptualization of congentive style pattens as well as the behavioral sequelae in these patients. Taking traits of BPD and SPD into consideration, these patients show a set of impairments in their neuropsychological function.
Method: Neurocognitive profile of episodic and semantic memory were compared in normal subject and disordered group to examine this hypothesis. Neurocognitive performance of 20 BPD and 16 SPD patients as well as 20 healthy subjects were assessed.  One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) analysis demonstrated a significant difference in neuropsychology assessment scores associated with semantic memory domains in BPD and SPD patients as compared to the normal group.
Result: Our findings suggested a deficit memory domain of BPD and SPD patients.
Conclusion: This study showed that although patients with BPD and SPD show defects in semantic memory performance, their intact function in other types of memory may enable us to consider them having comparable neuropsychology profiles. 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/3 | Accepted: 2015/01/28 | Published: 2015/03/21

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