Year: 1990 Source: Psychiatry Research, v.32, no.1, (April 1990), p.19-28 SIEC No: 19901752

Serotonergic abnormalities have been regularly reported in the brains of suicide victims. Because of evidence that pineal function is altered in depressed subjects & that serotonin-releasing axons may innervate the pineal, the authors assayed tritiated serotonin binding in a series of control & suicide pineals. High affinity binding was present & there were apparent differences between some suicides & controls. (52 refs.)