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Relationship of psychobiological variables to recidivism in violent offenders and impulsive fire setters. A follow-up study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2472122     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-eight violent offenders and impulsive fire setters were followed up for an average of 3 years after release from prison. Recidivists who committed a new violent offense or arson had significantly lower cerebrospinal fluid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid and homovanillic acid concentrations and blood glucose nadirs after oral glucose challenge than did nonrecidivists. A discriminant analysis, based on the blood glucose nadir and cerebrospinal fluid 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid concentration, correctly classified 84.2% of the subjects.
M Virkkunen; J De Jong; J Bartko; F K Goodwin; M Linnoila
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  46     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1989 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-07-27     Completed Date:  1989-07-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  600-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Helsinki, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Alcoholism / psychology
Blood Glucose / analysis*
Criminal Psychology*
Depressive Disorder / psychology
Firesetting Behavior / blood,  cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Follow-Up Studies
Homovanillic Acid / cerebrospinal fluid*
Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid / cerebrospinal fluid*
Impulse Control Disorders / diagnosis*
Impulsive Behavior / blood,  cerebrospinal fluid,  diagnosis*
Personality Disorders / psychology
Social Control, Formal
Suicide, Attempted / psychology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 306-08-1/Homovanillic Acid; 54-16-0/Hydroxyindoleacetic Acid
Erratum In:
Arch Gen Psychiatry 1989 Oct;46(10):913

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