Hedonic and disgust perceptions of sweet and bitter tastes in borderline personality disorder and depression
British Journal of Psychiatry
Royal College of Psychiatrists
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Arrondo, G., Murray, G., Hill, E., Szalma, B., Yathiraj, K., Denman, C., & Dudas, R. (2015). Hedonic and disgust perceptions of sweet and bitter tastes in borderline personality disorder and depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207 79-80. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.114.150433
Depression and borderline personality disorder (BPD) are both thought to be accompanied by alterations in the subjective experience of environmental rewards. We evaluated responses to sweet, bitter and neutral tastes (juice, quinine and water) in 29 women with depression, 17 women with BPD and 27 female healthy controls (HC). BPD patients gave lower pleasantness and higher disgust ratings for quinine and juice compared to controls; depression patients did not differ significantly from controls. Juice disgust ratings were related to self-disgust in BPD, suggesting close links between abnormal sensory processing and self-identity in BPD.
Supported by the Wellcome Trust [093875/Z/10/Z], [097814/Z/11], ; Medical Research Council [G0701911], [G1000183]; Isaac Newton Trust, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Talisman Trust, University of Cambridge, and the NIHR Cambridge Biomedical Research Centre.
MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (G0001354)
Talisman Charitable Trust (unknown)
Wellcome Trust (093875/Z/10/Z)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.114.150433
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/246560
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