Cerebrospinal fluid oxytocin, life history of aggression, and personality disorder.

  title={Cerebrospinal fluid oxytocin, life history of aggression, and personality disorder.},
  author={Royce J. Lee and Craig Ferris and Louis D van de Kar and Emil F. Coccaro},
  volume={34 10},
BACKGROUND Data from animal studies have identified oxytocin as an important modulator of social aggression. We have previously reported on a relationship between cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of vasopressin and life history of aggressive behavior, a finding that is consistent with animal data. We hypothesized that CSF Oxytocin levels would be inversely related to dimensional measures of lifetime aggression. METHODS Lumbar CSF for morning basal levels of oxytocin was obtained from 58… CONTINUE READING
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