Relationship between whole blood serotonin and repetitive behaviors in autism

Alexander Kolevzon, Jeffrey H. Newcorn, Lauren Kryzak, William Chaplin, Dryden Watner, Eric Hollander, Christopher J. Smith, Edwin H. Cook, Jeremy M. Silverman

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This study was conducted to examine the relationship between whole blood serotonin level and behavioral symptoms in 78 subjects with autism. No significant associations were found between serotonin level and the primary behavioral outcome measures. However, a significant inverse relationship between serotonin level and self-injury was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 28 2010


  • Aggression
  • Autism
  • Repetitive behavior
  • Self-injury
  • Serotonin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry

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