Localized alterations in pre- and postsynaptic serotonin binding sites in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex of suicide victims.

Altered serotonin indices have been reported in the brain of suicide victims. We sought to localize the changes in presynaptic and postsynaptic serotonin receptors and identify an area of prefrontal cortex that may influence suicide risk. Quantitative autoradiography was performed in coronal sections of prefrontal cortex to determine whether serotonin 5… CONTINUE READING