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Association between serotonin transporter gene promoter polymorphism and suicide: results of a meta-analysis.

Authors
  • Lin, Pao-Yen
  • Tsai, Guochuan
Type
Published Article
Journal
Biological Psychiatry
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 15, 2004
Volume
55
Issue
10
Pages
1023–1030
Identifiers
PMID: 15121487
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our results provide significant evidence supporting the association of the s allele of 5-HTTLPR polymorphism with suicidal behavior in the psychiatric population, also with violent suicide. These support a role for decreased serotonin transporter function in the vulnerability to suicide in a select population.

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