Cigarette smoking, suicidal behavior, and serotonin function in major psychiatric disorders.

  title={Cigarette smoking, suicidal behavior, and serotonin function in major psychiatric disorders.},
  author={Kevin M. Malone and Christine Waternaux and Gretchen L Haas and Thomas B. Cooper and Shuhua Li and J. John Mann},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={160 4},
OBJECTIVE Cigarette smoking is associated with a higher risk for suicide and attempted suicide, but psychopathological or biological explanations for this association have not been explored. Lower serotonin function and impulsive/aggressive traits are associated with suicidal acts, including completed suicide. The authors hypothesized that the relationship that may exist between cigarette smoking and suicidal behavior may be associated with lower serotonin function and the presence of impulsive… CONTINUE READING


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