Year: 1985 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.142, no.1, (January 1985), p.147-148 SIEC No: 20030091

This article briefly reports the finding of confirmatory evidence for suicidal behavior being associated with low CSF 5-HIAA regardless of the primary diagnosis. The authors suggest that suicidal patients may have supersensitive serotonin receptors due to decreased presynaptic transmitter activity. They argue for further research into the serotonin hypothesis. (5 refs)