Genetic, developmental and personality correlates of self-mutilation in depressed patients.

@article{Joyce2006GeneticDA,
  title={Genetic, developmental and personality correlates of self-mutilation in depressed patients.},
  author={Peter R. Joyce and JANICE M. McKENZIE and Roger T. Mulder and Suzanne E Luty and Patrick F. Sullivan and Allison L. Miller and Martin A Kennedy},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 3},
  pages={225-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine whether the T allele of G protein beta3 (GNbeta3) is associated with self-mutilation in depressed patients. METHOD A history of self-mutilation was systematically inquired about when recruiting depressed patients for a long-term treatment trial. Risk factors such as borderline personality disorder and childhood abuse experiences were systematically assessed, and patients were genotyped for polymorphisms of GNbeta3. RESULTS The T allele of GNbeta3, borderline personality… CONTINUE READING

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