Changes in facial emotion expression during a psychotherapeutic intervention for patients with borderline personality disorder.

Affiliation

Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz National Institute of Psychiatry, Mexico. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Emotional dysregulation is one of the main features of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Therefore, it constitutes a central therapeutic objective of the interventions that have proven to be effective for these patients, including the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). However, benefits on emotional regulation have been evaluated through self-report instruments, and an anatomically based, objective, and precise measurement of the ability to change the type, duration and frequency of emotions is still needed.

Keywords

Borderline personality disorder,Emotions,Evaluation,Facial expression,Psychotherapy,