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All rapists are not mentally ill - Times of India

All rapists are not mentally ill - Times of India | Mental health and rapists in India | Scoop.it
Times of India
All rapists are not mentally ill
Times of India
"A personality disorder is different from actual mental illness, and some of the child sexual offenders suffer from the latter," says psychiatrist S D Singh.

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Study confirms brain differences between people with BPD and those without

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New work by University of Toronto Scarborough researchers gives the best description yet of the neural circuits that underlie a severe mental illness called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and could lead to better treatments and diagnosis....

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A team led by Anthony C. Ruocco, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology and program in neuroscience, analyzed data from 11 previously published studies and confirmed a number of important differences between people with BPD and those without.

On the one hand, a brain area called the insula - which helps determine how intensely we experience negative emotions - is hyperactive in people with BPD. On the other hand, regions in the frontal part of the brain - which are thought to help us control our emotional reactions - are underactive.