Plasma Amino Acids and Suicidal Behavior: An Investigation of Different Groups of Patients Who Attempted to Commit Suicide

  • J. Demling
  • K. Langer
  • W. Stein
  • R. Höll
  • R. Kalb
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Biochemical findings in depressed (Coppen 1967) and suicidal patients as well as the results of studies on neuronal activity of psychotropic drugs (Fuxe et al. 1977) permit the conclusion that certain subgroups of depressions are due to some functional deficiency of central serotonergic neuronal systems.


Suicidal Behavior Plasma Amino Acid Suicidal Patient Large Neutral Amino Acid Tryptophan Level 
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  • J. Demling
  • K. Langer
  • W. Stein
  • R. Höll
  • R. Kalb

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