We sought to characterize the cognitive and affective empathic abilities of patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD). While controls showed higher cognitive as compared with affective empathy scores, the BPD group demonstrated the opposite pattern. These results suggest that a dysfunctional pattern of empathic capacity may account for behavioral difficulties in BPD.
- Borderline personality disorder
- Theory of mind
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry