Year: 1997 Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v.836, (December 29, 1997), p.220-232 SIEC No: 19980443

This article attempted to find a relationship between serotonin & suicide, and depression. While reduced serotonin levels have been found in both, it has been harder to isloate low levels of serotonin in either one or the other. A pilot study shows that serotonin 1-A receptors are increased in suicide victims with major depression as compared to controls. Altered levels of G-proteins in the brains of depressed suicide victims were also found. (46 refs.)