Marion E. Stanley

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OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine whether self-mutilators with personality disorders differ from nonmutilators with personality disorders in impulsivity, aggression, and other psychopathology and whether serotonergic dysfunction contributes to self-mutilation. METHOD Twenty-six self-mutilators with personality disorders were matched to 26(More)
Suicidal behavior has been linked to a deficiency in serotonin neurotransmission, but it is not known which brain regions are involved. We determined the pattern of alteration in serotonin 5-HT2 (5-HT2) receptor binding sites in suicide victims in prefrontal cortex compared with temporal cortex using a matched-pairs design to study 11 suicide victims and 11(More)
Previous studies have provided evidence that corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) is hypersecreted in patients with major depression. This CRF hypersecretion is believed to contribute at least in part to hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in depressed patients. If CRF is chronically hypersecreted in depressed patients, then, due to(More)
Between January 1982 and December 1983, 335 Broviac catheters placed in 270 infants and children were prospectively evaluated. The average duration of catheter life was 99.7 days, yielding a total accumulated experience of 33,394 catheter days. Blood culture-proven bacteremia occurred on 77 occasions (23%), an average of one spetic episode for every 434(More)
Serious suicidal behavior, affective disorders, and a variety of other psychopathologic behaviors and syndromes have been found to correlate with measures of the serotonin system. Clinical studies have employed a range of serotonin indexes, including the cerebrospinal fluid level of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, the prolactin response to serotonin agonists,(More)
BACKGROUND Serotonin abnormalities have been reported in the brain of suicide victims. Evidence of a serotonin deficiency in suicide attempters is less consistent. We hypothesized that a serotonin deficiency may be present in suicide attempters whose attempt behavior more closely approximates completed suicide. METHOD Sixty-seven (67) drug-free depressed(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors describe the clinical characteristics of self-injurious behavior, giving special emphasis to self-injurious behavior occurring among individuals with character disorders. DATA COLLECTION They review data suggesting the involvement of serotonergic, dopaminergic, and opiate neurotransmitter systems in the expression of self-injurious(More)
A statistically significant 28% increase in the mean (+/- SD) number of serotonin2 receptors (127.8 +/- 13.4 vs 99.6 +/- 11.1 fmol/mg of protein) and a 73% increase in beta-adrenergic receptor binding (14.5 +/- 1.5 vs 8.4 +/- 1.5 fmol/mg) was found in the frontal cortices of violent suicide victims compared with matched controls. No significant differences(More)