Platelet serotonin, monoamine oxidase activity, and [3H]paroxetine binding related to impulsive suicide attempts and borderline personality disorder.

@article{Verkes1998PlateletSM,
  title={Platelet serotonin, monoamine oxidase activity, and [3H]paroxetine binding related to impulsive suicide attempts and borderline personality disorder.},
  author={Robbert Jan Verkes and R C van der Mast and Ad. J. F. M. Kerkhof and Durk Fekkes and Michiel W. Hengeveld and Jolien P. Tuyl and Godfried M. J. Van Kempen},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1998},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={740-6}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between suicidal behavior and impulsiveness, and more generally borderline personality disorder on the one hand, and platelet indicators of central serotonergic function on the other. METHODS After a suicide attempt platelet serotonergic measures were obtained from 144 patients with at least one previous attempt. A major DSM-III-R Axis I diagnosis and the use of antidepressants were reasons for exclusion. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING

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