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Executive functioning in adults with borderline personality disorder and first-degree biological relatives.

Jacob W Koudys, Anthony C Ruocco,

OBJECTIVES:Behavioural dysregulation is a heritable core symptom domain in borderline personality disorder (BPD) that is likely influenced by the integrity of executive functions (EFs). However, the extent to which familial risk for BPD confers decrement to EFs has yet to be comprehensively studied. METHODS:In this family study, probands with BPD ... Read more >>

World J Biol Psychiatry (The world journal of biological psychiatry : the official journal of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry)
[2021, :1-14]

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Dimensional personality impairment is associated with disruptions in intrinsic intralimbic functional connectivity.

Jenna M Traynor, Johannes S Wrege, Marc Walter, Anthony C Ruocco,

<h4>Background</h4>Recently proposed alternative dimensional models of personality disorder (PD) place the severity of impairments in self and interpersonal functioning at the core of personality pathology. However, associations of these impairments with disturbances in social, cognitive, and affective brain networks remain uninvestigated.<h4>Methods</h4>The present study examined patterns of resting-state functional connectivity (rsFC) ... Read more >>

Psychol Med (Psychological medicine)
[2021, :1-11]

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Stressed, sick, and sad: Neuroendoimmune pathways between subjective lifetime stress and depression.

Katherine Gardhouse, Dean Carcone, Anthony C Ruocco,

Disruptions in stress-sensitive biological systems, notably the immune system and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, are strongly implicated in depression, and disturbances in these neuroendoimmune systems could reflect potential pathways through which experiences of stress are translated into depression. To characterize the links between stress and depression, the present study investigated whether neuroendoimmune ... Read more >>

Brain Behav Immun Health (Brain, behavior, & immunity - health)
[2021, 14:100249]

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Facial Emotion Perception in Families Affected With Borderline Personality Disorder.

Tahira Gulamani, Achala H Rodrigo, Amanda A Uliaszek, Anthony C Ruocco,

Emotion perception biases may precipitate problematic interpersonal interactions in families affected with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and lead to conflictual relationships. In the present study, the authors investigated the familial aggregation of facial emotion recognition biases for neutral, happy, sad, fearful, and angry expressions in probands with BPD (<i>n</i> = ... Read more >>

J Pers Disord (Journal of personality disorders)
[2021, 35(Suppl A):132-148]

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Facial Emotion Perception in Borderline Personality Disorder: Differential Neural Activation to Ambiguous and Threatening Expressions and Links to Impairments in Self and Interpersonal Functioning.

Johannes S Wrege, Anthony C Ruocco, Dean Carcone, Undine E Lang, Andy C H Lee, Marc Walter,

<h4>Background</h4>Many individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) perceive emotional expressions in faces intended to convey no emotion and display a heightened sensitivity to facial expressions conveying threat, such as fear. In BPD, the amygdala activates in response to ambiguous and threatening facial expressions, although the differential sensitivity of this brain ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2021, 284:126-135]

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Neurophysiological biomarkers of response inhibition and the familial risk for borderline personality disorder.

Anthony C Ruocco, Achala H Rodrigo, Jaeger Lam, Justine Ledochowski, Jie Chang, Liam Wright, Shelley F McMain,

Understanding of the biological factors that run in families affected with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is limited. The authors investigated the familial aggregation of neurophysiological biomarkers of response inhibition in the first-degree biological relatives of probands with BPD and associations with psychiatric diagnosis and impulsive traits. In the present study, ... Read more >>

Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry (Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry)
[2021, 111:110115]

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Disrupted Relationship between Hippocampal Activation and Subsequent Memory Performance in Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dean Carcone, Andy C H Lee, Anthony C Ruocco,

<h4>Background</h4>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is associated with subjective reports of forgetfulness and deficits on tests of memory performance. However, it is not yet known whether individuals with BPD show different patterns of activation in the hippocampus during episodic memory encoding, especially for materials that are not emotionally-valenced.<h4>Methods</h4>Participants with BPD (n = 20) ... Read more >>

J Affect Disord (Journal of affective disorders)
[2020, 274:1041-1048]

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Neurobiology and the Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology: progress toward ontogenetically informed and clinically useful nosology
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Emily R Perkins, Keanan J Joyner, Christopher J Patrick, Bruce D Bartholow, Robert D Latzman, Colin G DeYoung, Roman Kotov, Ulrich Reininghaus, Samuel E Cooper, Mohammad H Afzali, Anna R Docherty, Michael N Dretsch, Nicholas R Eaton, Vina M Goghari, John D Haltigan, Robert F Krueger, Elizabeth A Martin, Giorgia Michelini, Anthony C Ruocco, Jennifer L Tackett, Noah C Venables, Irwin D Waldman, David H Zald,

The Hierarchical Taxonomy of Psychopathology (HiTOP) is an empirical structural model of psychological symptoms formulated to improve the reliability and validity of clinical assessment. Neurobiology can inform assessments of early risk and intervention strategies, and the HiTOP model has greater potential to interface with neurobiological measures than traditional categorical diagnoses ... Read more >>

Dialogues Clin Neurosci (Dialogues in clinical neuroscience)
[2020, 22(1):51-63]

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The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Initiative and Its Implications for Research on Personality Disorder.

Jacob W Koudys, Jenna M Traynor, Achala H Rodrigo, Dean Carcone, Anthony C Ruocco,

<h4>Purpose of review</h4>We discuss the implications of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative for neuroscience research on personality disorder (PD). To organize our review, we construct a preliminary conceptual mapping of PD symptom criteria onto RDoC constructs. We then highlight recent neuroscience research, often built around concepts that correspond to ... Read more >>

Curr Psychiatry Rep (Current psychiatry reports)
[2019, 21(6):37]

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Disrupted emotional neural circuitry in adolescents with borderline personality traits.

Kristina Safar, Julie Sato, Anthony C Ruocco, Marshall S Korenblum, Helen O'Halpin, Benjamin T Dunkley,

Disruptions in fronto-limbic circuitry have been reported in adults with borderline personality disorder (BPD), yet it is unknown whether dynamic functional neurophysiology is similarly altered in adolescents with high levels of BPD traits. Using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and an implicit perception of emotional faces task, this study investigated task-dependent functional connectivity ... Read more >>

Neurosci Lett (Neuroscience letters)
[2019, 701:112-118]

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Clinical, personality, and neurodevelopmental phenotypes in borderline personality disorder: a family study.

Anthony C Ruocco, Alexander R Daros, Jie Chang, Achala H Rodrigo, Jaeger Lam, Justine Ledochowski, Shelley F McMain,

<h4>Background</h4>Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by a heterogeneous clinical phenotype that emerges from interactions among genetic, biological, neurodevelopmental, and psychosocial factors. In the present family study, we evaluated the familial aggregation of key clinical, personality, and neurodevelopmental phenotypes in probands with BPD (n = 103), first-degree biological relatives (n ... Read more >>

Psychol Med (Psychological medicine)
[2019, 49(12):2069-2080]

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Cognitive Reappraisal of Negative Emotional Images in Borderline Personality Disorder: Content Analysis, Perceived Effectiveness, and Diagnostic Specificity.

Alexander R Daros, Achala H Rodrigo, Nikoo Norouzian, Bri S Darboh, Kateri McRae, Anthony C Ruocco,

Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) report using cognitive reappraisal less often than healthy individuals despite the long-term benefits of the emotion regulation strategy on emotional stability. Individuals with BPD, mixed anxiety and/or depressive disorders (MAD), and healthy controls (HC) completed an experimental task to investigate the tactics contained in ... Read more >>

J Pers Disord (Journal of personality disorders)
[2020, 34(2):199-215]

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More is not always better: Strategies to regulate negative mood induction in women with borderline personality disorder and depressive and anxiety disorders.

Alexander R Daros, Gregory E Williams, Stefan Jung, Mustafa Turabi, Amanda A Uliaszek, Anthony C Ruocco,

Individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have difficulties regulating emotions, which may be a consequence of using less effective emotion regulation (ER) strategies to lessen the intensity of their negative emotions. It is not yet known whether people with BPD utilize particular ER strategies to modulate specific mood states and ... Read more >>

Personal Disord (Personality disorders)
[2018, 9(6):530-542]

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Cognitive Emotion Regulation Strategies in Borderline Personality Disorder: Diagnostic Comparisons and Associations with Potentially Harmful Behaviors.

Alexander R Daros, Mylann A Guevara, Amanda A Uliaszek, Shelley F McMain, Anthony C Ruocco,

<h4>Background</h4>Although difficulties in emotion regulation (ER) are considered a core feature of borderline personality disorder (BPD), the specific strategies that individuals with BPD most commonly use, their diagnostic specificity, and their associations with harmful behaviors have not been firmly established.<h4>Sampling and methods</h4>Individuals with BPD (n = 30), mixed anxiety and/or ... Read more >>

Psychopathology (Psychopathology)
[2018, 51(2):83-95]

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Six Years of Research on the National Institute of Mental Health's Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Initiative: A Systematic Review.

Dean Carcone, Anthony C Ruocco,

Six years have passed since the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the United States launched the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) initiative. The RDoC introduces a framework for research on the biology of mental illness that integrates research findings across multiple levels of information. The framework outlines constructs that ... Read more >>

Front Cell Neurosci (Frontiers in cellular neuroscience)
[2017, 11:46]

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Neurocognitive Deficits in Borderline Personality Disorder: Associations With Childhood Trauma and Dimensions of Personality Psychopathology.

Marianne S Thomsen, Anthony C Ruocco, Dean Carcone, Birgit B Mathiesen, Erik Simonsen,

The present study evaluates the severity of neurocognitive deficits and assesses their relations with self-reported childhood trauma and dimensions of personality psychopathology in 45 outpatients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) matched to 56 non-psychiatric controls. Participants completed a comprehensive battery of neurocognitive tests, a retrospective questionnaire on early life trauma ... Read more >>

J Pers Disord (Journal of personality disorders)
[2017, 31(4):503-521]

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Functional Reserve: Experience Participating in Instrumental Activities of Daily Living is Associated with Gender and Functional Independence in Mild Cognitive Impairment.

Courtney Berezuk, Konstantine K Zakzanis, Joel Ramirez, Anthony C Ruocco, Jodi D Edwards, Brandy L Callahan, Sandra E Black, ,

<h4>Background</h4>Gender differences in instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer's disease may be explained by gender differences in IADL involvement.<h4>Objective</h4>We introduce a novel theoretical construct, termed functional reserve, and empirically examine gender differences in IADL experience as a proxy of this reserve.<h4>Methods</h4>We cross-sectionally examined ... Read more >>

J Alzheimers Dis (Journal of Alzheimer's disease : JAD)
[2017, 58(2):425-434]

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Predicting Treatment Outcomes from Prefrontal Cortex Activation for Self-Harming Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder: A Preliminary Study.

Anthony C Ruocco, Achala H Rodrigo, Shelley F McMain, Elizabeth Page-Gould, Hasan Ayaz, Paul S Links,

Self-harm is a potentially lethal symptom of borderline personality disorder (BPD) that often improves with dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). While DBT is effective for reducing self-harm in many patients with BPD, a small but significant number of patients either does not improve in treatment or ends treatment prematurely. Accordingly, it ... Read more >>

Front Hum Neurosci (Frontiers in human neuroscience)
[2016, 10:220]

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A Neurobiological Model of Borderline Personality Disorder: Systematic and Integrative Review.

Anthony C Ruocco, Dean Carcone,

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a severe mental disorder with a multifactorial etiology. The development and maintenance of BPD is sustained by diverse neurobiological factors that contribute to the disorder's complex clinical phenotype. These factors may be identified using a range of techniques to probe alterations in brain systems that ... Read more >>

Harv Rev Psychiatry (Harvard review of psychiatry)
[2016, 24(5):311-329]

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Changes in Neurocognitive Functioning After 6 Months of Mentalization-Based Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder.

Marianne S Thomsen, Anthony C Ruocco, Amanda A Uliaszek, Birgit B Mathiesen, Erik Simonsen,

Patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) have deficits in neurocognitive function that could affect their ability to engage in psychotherapy and may be ameliorated by improvements in symptom severity. In the current study, 18 patients with BPD completed neurocognitive tests prior to beginning mentalization-based therapy and again after 6 months ... Read more >>

J Pers Disord (Journal of personality disorders)
[2017, 31(3):306-324]

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The Effects of a Brief Acceptance-Based Behavioral Treatment Versus Traditional Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Public Speaking Anxiety: An Exploratory Trial Examining Differential Effects on Performance and Neurophysiology.

Lisa H Glassman, Evan M Forman, James D Herbert, Lauren E Bradley, Elizabeth E Foster, Meltem Izzetoglu, Anthony C Ruocco,

Individuals with public speaking anxiety (PSA) experience fear and avoidance that can cause extreme distress, impaired speaking performance, and associated problems in psychosocial functioning. Most extant interventions for PSA emphasize anxiety reduction rather than enhancing behavioral performance. We compared the efficacy of two brief cognitive-behavioral interventions, a traditional cognitive-behavior treatment ... Read more >>

Behav Modif (Behavior modification)
[2016, 40(5):748-776]

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Tryptophan hydroxylase 1 gene polymorphisms alter prefrontal cortex activation during response inhibition.

Anthony C Ruocco, Achala H Rodrigo, Dean Carcone, Shelley McMain, Grace Jacobs, James L Kennedy,

<h4>Objective</h4>The tryptophan hydroxylase 1 gene (TPH1) catalyzes the formation of 5-hydroxytryptophan, a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Variations in the gene encoding this enzyme may underlie difficulties in impulse control; however, the proximate relationship between risk alleles for polymorphisms in the TPH1 gene and the neural correlates of response inhibition ... Read more >>

Neuropsychology (Neuropsychology)
[2016, 30(1):18-27]

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Linking trait-based phenotypes to prefrontal cortex activation during inhibitory control.

Achala H Rodrigo, Stefano I Di Domenico, Bryanna Graves, Jaeger Lam, Hasan Ayaz, R Michael Bagby, Anthony C Ruocco,

Inhibitory control is subserved in part by discrete regions of the prefrontal cortex whose functionality may be altered according to specific trait-based phenotypes. Using a unified model of normal range personality traits, we examined activation within lateral and medial aspects of the prefrontal cortex during a manual go/no-go task. Evoked ... Read more >>

Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci (Social cognitive and affective neuroscience)
[2016, 11(1):55-65]

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Sex and diagnosis specific associations between DNA methylation of the oxytocin receptor gene with emotion processing and temporal-limbic and prefrontal brain volumes in psychotic disorders.

Leah H Rubin, Jessica J Connelly, James L Reilly, C Sue Carter, Lauren L Drogos, Hossein Pournajafi-Nazarloo, Anthony C Ruocco, Sarah K Keedy, Ian Matthew, Neeraj Tandon, Godfrey D Pearlson, Brett A Clementz, Carol A Tamminga, Elliot S Gershon, Matcheri S Keshavan, Jeffrey R Bishop, John A Sweeney,

<h4>Background</h4>The oxytocin (OT) system, including receptor epigenetic mechanisms, has been shown to influence emotion processing, especially in females. Whether OT receptor (<i>OXTR</i>) epigenetic alterations occur across psychotic disorders in relation to illness-related disturbances in social cognition and brain anatomy is unknown.<h4>Methods</h4>Participants with affective and nonaffective psychotic disorders (92 women, 75 ... Read more >>

Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging (Biological psychiatry. Cognitive neuroscience and neuroimaging)
[2016, 1(2):141-151]

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Slowing down and taking a second look: Inhibitory deficits associated with binge eating are not food-specific.

Stephanie M Manasse, Stephanie P Goldstein, Emily Wyckoff, Evan M Forman, Adrienne S Juarascio, Meghan L Butryn, Anthony C Ruocco, Chantal Nederkoorn,

Poor inhibitory control may contribute to the maintenance of binge eating (BE) among overweight and obese individuals. However, it is unknown whether deficits are general or specific to food (versus other attractive non-food stimuli), or whether observed deficits are attributable to increased depressive symptoms in BE groups. In the current ... Read more >>

Appetite (Appetite)
[2016, 96:555-559]

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