Year: 1973 Source: International Conference for Suicide Prevention, (7th: 1973: Amsterdam), p.553-558 SIEC No: 19870463

Presents a study in which MHPG was measured in the cerebrospinal fluid & urine of patients suffering from a unipolar depressive illness before & after recovery, in a control group of patients being investigated for neurological disorders, & also in 2 healthy volunteers. The concentration of MHPG in depressive patients did not differ significantly from that of the control group. A small, but significant decrease of MHPG was evident after recovery. Additional findings are included. 11 refs. (LH)