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Latest Hormonal Research

Check out the latest research below on Cortisol, Melatonin, Inflammatoin, and Glucose. Dive into a world of expert analysis, real-life experiences, and cutting-edge approaches.

Empathy and Social Exclusion: New Insights for Women with BPD

Published By:

Graumann et al.

Published On:

Jan 5, 2023

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Empathy and Social Exclusion: New Insights for Women with BPD

The study explored how perceived social exclusion impacts empathy in women with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) compared to healthy individuals, revealing unique emotional responses without cortisol changes.

What Exactly They Discovered:

Researchers investigated the effects of perceived social exclusion on empathy in women with BPD versus healthy controls. By using a virtual ball game called Cyberball to simulate social exclusion or overinclusion, they measured participants' cognitive and emotional empathy afterwards. The study found that, unlike healthy individuals whose emotional empathy might increase under stress, women with BPD showed a decrease in emotional empathy, particularly for positive emotions. This response was observed without any significant change in cortisol levels, suggesting that the emotional empathy decline in BPD patients is not linked to stress-induced cortisol release. Cognitive empathy remained consistent across both groups, regardless of the social situation.

Why It Matters:

This research highlights the complex nature of BPD, particularly in how individuals with the disorder process social exclusion and empathy. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for developing more effective therapeutic strategies for BPD, particularly in enhancing social interactions and emotional regulation. It underscores the importance of tailored approaches in mental health treatments and the need for heightened awareness about the specific challenges faced by those with BPD in social contexts.

How It Applies to Corti:

Corti's real-time monitoring device could play a significant role in understanding and managing BPD. By tracking physiological responses to social situations, such as melatonin and cortisol levels, alongside inflammation and glucose, Corti could help identify patterns and triggers in BPD patients. This insight could lead to personalized treatment plans, improving emotional regulation and social interaction strategies for those with BPD.

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