Serotonin in violent patients with schizophrenia.


CSF levels of 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid (5-HIAA), the serotonin metabolite, were assayed in 10 violent and 10 matched nonviolent patients with schizophrenia. Mean group levels of 5-HIAA in cerebrospinal fluid were found to be nearly identical. Possible explanations, including effects of medications, are discussed. 


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@article{Kunz1995SerotoninIV, title={Serotonin in violent patients with schizophrenia.}, author={Maureen Kunz and Justyna Sikora and Menahem I Krakowski and Antonio Convit and Thomas B. Cooper and J. V. Volavka}, journal={Psychiatry research}, year={1995}, volume={59 1-2}, pages={161-3} }