Year: 1992 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, v.12, no.2, suppl., (April 1992), p.21S-26S SIEC No: 19920748

Biochemical prevalence in suicidal behavior was investigated by evaluating 61 patients with or without repeated suicidal behaviour before or the year after an index attempt. Lumbar punctures were performed after a mean wash-out period of 16 days after admission, & complete cerebrospinal fluid & urinary biochemical data were available for all subjects. Clusters of clinical & biochemical variables proved to be the best predictors of suicide. (30 refs.)