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Table 3 Spearman-rank correlations between bilateral nucleus accumbens activation contrasts during the Directed Rumination Task and self-report measures of BPD features, anger rumination, and symptoms of depression and PTSD (N = 29)

From: The rewarding nature of provocation-focused rumination in women with borderline personality disorder: a preliminary fMRI investigation

Condition contrast ARS PAI-BOR AI PAI-BOR ID PAI-BOR NR PAI-BOR SH CES-D PCL
Provocation > Neutral .31 .37a .33 .46a .46a .37 .32
Self > Neutral .24 .18 .31 .25 .18 .34 .22
Provocation > Self .06 .13 −.02 .14 .21 .01 .07
  1. ap <.05
  2. ARS Anger Rumination Scale, PAI-BOR Personality Assessment Inventory Borderline Personality Disorder Scale, AI Affective Instability, ID Identity Disturbance, NR Negative Relationships, SH Self-Harm, CES-D Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale, PCL Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist