Year: 1987 Source: Neuropsychobiology, v.17, no.4, (1987), p.178-181 SIEC No: 19880451

Examined titers of serum prostaglandin in the F series (PGF-sub(2alpha)) in 8 sober alcoholics who had attempted suicide and 19 nonattempting alcoholics. The suicide attempters had significantly lower PGF-sub(2alpha) titers, relative to the nonattempters, with the violent attempters expressing maximally reduced titers. There were no significant differences between the groups with respect age, alcohol consumption patterns, or admission scores on the Beck Depression Inventory.