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Hedonic and disgust taste perception in borderline personality disorder and depression

Arrondo, Gonzalo, Murray, Graham K., Hill, Emma, Szalma, Bence, Yathiraj, Krishna, Denman, Chess, Dudas, Robert B. (2015) Hedonic and disgust taste perception in borderline personality disorder and depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207 (1). pp. 79-80. ISSN 0007-1250. (doi:10.1192/bjp.bp.114.150433) (KAR id:89279)

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Depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are both thought to be accompanied by alterations in the subjective experience of environmental rewards. We evaluated responses in women to sweet, bitter and neutral tastes (juice, quinine and water): 29 with depression, 17 with BPD and 27 healthy controls. The BPD group gave lower pleasantness and higher disgust ratings for quinine and juice compared with the control group; the depression group did not differ significantly from the control group. Juice disgust ratings were related to self-disgust in BPD, suggesting close links between abnormal sensory processing and self-identity in BPD.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.150433
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Emma Travers-Hill
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2021 14:23 UTC
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2021 15:04 UTC
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