While neurobiological studies have focused primarily on DSM-IV Axis I disorders, there is an emerging neurobiology of personality disorders. Specifi c neurocircuitry alterations have been identifi ed as the biological underpinnings of the dimensional traits that underlie personality disorders. In this chapter, we review the most signifi cant neuroimaging fi ndings using PET and SPECT in relation to personality disorders and dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPET and SPECT in Psychiatry
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9783642403842
ISBN (Print)9783642403835
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014


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