تثبیت حافظه اعلانی و رویه ای در طول خواب در بیماران مبتلا اختلال شخصیت مرزی
|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|33088||2008||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4091 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Journal of Psychiatric Research, Volume 42, Issue 8, July 2008, Pages 653–658
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by changes in subjective and objective measures of sleep quality. As recent findings point to the importance of sleep in memory consolidation, sleep-related memory consolidation was investigated in 15 female BPD patients (mean age 26.1 ± 6.1 years) and 15 female healthy controls (mean age 25.6 ± 6.8 years). Before and after the study night, declarative and procedural memory performance was tested by a paired associate list and a mirror tracing task. Subjective sleep quality was assessed by a sleep questionnaire, objective sleep quality was measured by a portable sleep recording device. During the study night the restorative value of sleep was significantly reduced in BPD patients (p < 0.001), while objective sleep quality showed a trend for longer REM sleep duration (p = 0.054). No significant differences were found regarding overnight performance improvement in the declarative and procedural memory tasks. Present findings suggest that declarative and procedural memory consolidation during sleep is intact in BPD patients.
Sleep in patients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) is characterized by changes in sleep architecture and sleep continuity parameters. With regard to sleep architecture, changes in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep such as shortening of REM latency, increases in REM density and longer durations of REM sleep have been observed repeatedly in BPD patients (Battaglia et al., 1993, Battaglia et al., 1999 and Asaad et al., 2002). Moreover, prolonged sleep onset latency, reduced total sleep time and sleep efficiency, greater percentages of wake after sleep onset as well as reduced amounts of stage 2 non-REM (NREM) sleep and slow wave sleep (SWS) have been reported for BPD patients (De la Fuente et al., 2001, De la Fuente et al., 2004 and Philipsen et al., 2005). Finally, subjective sleep quality has been found to be markedly impaired in patients with BPD (Philipsen et al., 2005). Declarative memory, i.e., memory for facts and events, critically depends on the integrity of the hippocampus, while procedural memory, i.e., memory for skills and habits, relies primarily on the striatum (Squire and Zola, 1996). Previous research in healthy young adults indicates that declarative memory benefits from early nocturnal sleep, when slow wave sleep predominates, whereas procedural memory is enhanced through late nocturnal sleep, when REM sleep prevails (Plihal and Born, 1997 and Plihal et al., 1999). Similarly, selective REM sleep deprivation was found to impair procedural memory consolidation compared to selective deprivation of SWS in healthy young adults (Karni et al., 1994). Other findings suggest that an optimal level of memory consolidation is only reached if SWS precedes REM sleep during the course of sleep (Gais et al., 2000 and Stickgold et al., 2000). In this context, it is of interest to note that patients with BPD are known to exhibit cognitive dysfunctions, which can be related to altered brain activities (Beblo et al., 2006, Fertuck et al., 2006, Lange et al., 2005 and Ruocco, 2005). These neurocognitive deficits could possibly interact with processes of sleep-related memory consolidation in BPD patients, which has not yet been investigated. In the present study, declarative and procedural memory consolidation during sleep was investigated in female BPD patients and healthy controls. The study protocol was restricted to female participants, because about 76% of BPD patients are female (Widiger and Weissman, 1991). It was hypothesized that sleep-related memory consolidation in BPD patients differs from that of healthy controls based on the changes in sleep characteristics observed in this patient group. More specifically, it was expected that the increase in REM sleep observed in BPD patients would lead to a significant improvement in overnight procedural memory consolidation compared to healthy controls. Based on the reductions of SWS reported for BPD patients, it was hypothesized that overnight declarative memory consolidation would be significantly impaired. To our knowledge, this is the first study to investigate sleep-related memory consolidation in patients with BPD.