Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolite levels in male arsonists.

@article{Virkkunen1987CerebrospinalFM,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolite levels in male arsonists.},
  author={Matti Virkkunen and Auli Nuutila and Frederick K. Goodwin and Markku Linnoila},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={44 3},
  pages={241-7}
}
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) monoamine metabolite levels were studied in 20 arsonists, 20 habitually violent offenders, and ten healthy inpatient volunteers. The arsonists and violent offenders had been in prison an average of six months before the study. Both the raw data and data adjusted by analysis of covariance for group differences in age, height, sex, and season of the lumbar puncture showed significantly lower concentrations of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) and 5… CONTINUE READING
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