Nathan J Kolla

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This study investigated whether the previously observed association of pedophilia with lower IQs is an artifact of heterogeneity in referral source. The subjects were 832 adult male patients referred to a specialty clinic for evaluation of their sexual behavior. The patients' erotic preferences for prepubescent, pubescent, or adult partners were assessed(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the potential protective effects of amitriptyline and fluoxetine in a catecholamine cell model. METHODS Cultured rat pheochromocytoma (PC12) cells were pretreated with amitriptyline or fluoxetine for 24 or 48 hours and were then subjected to neurotoxic insult (200 micromol/L hydrogen peroxide). Cell viability was determined by(More)
Personality disorder symptomatology (PD-Sx) can result in personal distress and impaired interpersonal functioning, even in the absence of a clinical diagnosis, and is frequently comorbid with psychiatric disorders such as substance use, mood, and anxiety disorders; however, they often remain untreated, and are not taken into account in clinical studies. To(More)
OBJECTIVE People with borderline personality disorder (BPD) are at high risk for attempting suicide. There are some data to suggest that risk factors for suicide attempts change over time. We conducted a prospective cohort study to examine risk factors for suicide attempts in a treated sample of patients with BPD. METHOD One hundred eighty participants(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the development and implementation of General Psychiatric Management (GPM), a dynamically informed psychotherapeutic and case management approach along with symptom-targeted pharmacological interventions for the treatment of borderline personality disorder (BPD), derived from the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) guidelines for(More)
OBJECTIVE To document experiences of childhood maltreatment among violent offenders with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) distinguishing between those with and without the syndrome of psychopathy (+P and -P), and to determine whether maltreatment is associated with proactive and reactive aggression. METHOD The sample included 10 violent offenders(More)
In adults, the desire for a healthy limb amputation has been reported in both the lay press and the scientific literature. While the etiology of this condition is currently unknown, prevailing theories have tended to conceptualize the phenomenon as paraphilic in origin. In this report, we present the case of a 25-year-old, nonhomosexual male-to-female(More)
IMPORTANCE Perimenopause is a period of high risk for mood disorders, and it has been proposed that perimenopause is also a window of risk for processes linked to later dementia. However, in human perimenopause, the neurobiological changes implicated in the genesis of mood disorders or dementia have not been identified. Monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) is an(More)
Violent offenders with psychopathy present a lifelong pattern of callousness and aggression and fail to benefit from rehabilitation programs. This study presents the first, albeit preliminary, evidence suggesting that some of the structural brain anomalies distinguishing violent offenders with psychopathy may result from physical abuse in childhood.