Cerebrospinal fluid variables among alcoholics lack seasonal variation

A. Roy, B. Adinoff, J. DeJong, M. Linnoila

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Abstract

Seasonal influences on indices of serotonergic function, including cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) concentrations of the serotonin metabolite 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), have been reported in psychiatric patients and healthy volunteers. We examined seasonal differences in CSF concentrations of 5-HIAA among 135 alcoholics admitted to a research ward who had a lumbar puncture. No significant seasonal differences were found for either CSF concentrations of 5-HIAA or CSF concentrations of other monoamine metabolites or peptides. The possible explanations for these negative findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)579-582
Number of pages4
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume84
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991

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Alcoholics
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Spinal Puncture
Psychiatry
Serotonin
Healthy Volunteers
Peptides
Research

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Cerebrospinal fluid variables among alcoholics lack seasonal variation. / Roy, A.; Adinoff, B.; DeJong, J.; Linnoila, M.

In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 84, No. 6, 1991, p. 579-582.

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Roy, A. ; Adinoff, B. ; DeJong, J. ; Linnoila, M. / Cerebrospinal fluid variables among alcoholics lack seasonal variation. In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 1991 ; Vol. 84, No. 6. pp. 579-582.
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