The comparison between functions of clinical memory and visuospatial memory in patients with borderline personality disorder and antisocial personality disorder


semnan University


Introduction: This research aimed to compare memory functions of patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder.Method: This is a descriptive and ex post facto study, in which 30 subjects (15 borderline personality, 15 antisocial personality) were selected through convenience sampling. The research tools were Wechsler’s clinical memory test, Span board test and computerized Millon clinical multi axial inventory-III. The data were analyzed by MANOVA and t-test.Results: The results showed that patients with Borderline Personality Disorder had significantly poorer performance than those with Antisocial Personality Disorder in clinical memory functions and visusaptial working memory. In addition, antisocial personality patients had poorer performance in two scales of Wechsler’s clinical memory (logical memory and word association) than borderline personality patients.Conclusion: Results of this research generally indicated that these patients may have had different patterns of deficits in their memory functions.