Year: 2010 Source: Collegium Antropologicum, v.34, no.4, (2010), p.1433-1439 SIEC No: 20110108

This study examined the statistical relation between platelet serotonin concentration & serum cortisol concentration in a group of patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, with & without attempted suicide, treated in hospital in Zagreb. Results showed significantly lower platelet serotonin concentration in the patients, with & without suicidal behaviour, as compared to healthy controls. There were no statistically significant differences of the serum cortisol concentration across observed groups. Results correspond with those reported in other studies, suggesting that platelet serotonin level might be used as a potential periferal marker to detect risk of suicidal behaviour in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder. (29 refs.) JA

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