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ERIC Number: EJ483060
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Recent Biologic Studies on Suicide.
Roy, Alex
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v24 n1 p10-14 Spr 1994
Reviews studies on suicidal behavior in depressed patients, including study showing that depressed patients who had attempted suicide had significantly reduced CSF concentrations of dopamine metabolite homovanillic acid (HVA) and significantly lower urinary outputs of HVA than patients who had not attempted suicide. Considers role of diminished central dopaminergic neurotransmission in suicidal behavior in depressed patients. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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