Year: 2001 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.158, no.8, (August 2001), p.1335-1336 SIEC No: 20020568

Responds to Barbara Stanley et. al’s study, which reported decreased concentrations of 5-HIAA in CSF in a cohort of aggressive & nonaggressive patients without the ‘potential confound’ of suicidal behaviour. The present author argues that the study did not acknowledge the important potential confound of seasonal variation in both serotonin function & aggressive behaviour. (5 refs)