Year: 1994 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.24, no.1, (Spring 1994), p.10-14 SIEC No: 19940077

This paper selectively reviews the author’s recent studies on suicidal behaviour in depression. Data are reviewed from a study of depressed patients who had monoamine metabolites measured in both the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) & urine. Depressed patients who had attempted suicide had significantly reduced CSF concentrations of the dopamine metabolite homovanillic acid & significantly lower urinary outputs of HVA than patients who had not attempted suicide. (13 refs.)