Year: 1989 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.46, no.7, (July 1989), p.600-603 SIEC No: 19900091

The authors conducted a follow-up study to test the degree to which psychobiological variables, which previously had discriminated suicide attempters & impulsive offenders from controls, could discriminate recidivists in a sample of violent offenders & impulsive fire setters. They found that low cerbrospinal fluid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid concentrations or homovanillic acid & low blood glucose nadir is associated with recidivism & correctly classified 84.5% of the subjects. (CM)