Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation after stress was found to be associated with borderline personality disorder (BPD). Nine female BPD young adults and 12 control subjects were investigated for stress reactivity and recovery after an interpersonal conflict discussion with their mothers. BPD subjects showed a delayed cortisol response after psychosocial stress. © 2008 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
- Borderline personality disorder
- Cortisol response
- Psychosocial stress