Serotonin and Human Violence

Do Environmental Mediators Exist?
  • Markus J. P. Kruesi
  • Teresa Jacobsen
Part of the Nato ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 292)


The purpose of this chapter is to review evolving evidence for the possibility of environmental mediators of relationships between serotonin and violence in human children and adolescents. This chapter does not ask whether there are environmental mediators of violence - a variety of evidence suggests that environmental mediation of violence occurs (Tolan & Guerra 1994) and that interactions between biology and environmental events increase the risk of crime (Raine et al., 1994, 1996). Rather this paper focuses upon the possibility of environmental mediators of the relationship between serotonin and violence.


Conduct Disorder Disruptive Behavior Disorder Vervet Monkey Tryptophan Depletion Monoamine Metabolite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus J. P. Kruesi
    • 1
  • Teresa Jacobsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Juvenile Research Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Illinois-ChicagoChicagoUSA

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