Year: 2023 Source: Journal of Suicidology. (2022). 17(3), 215-218. DOI:10.30126/JoS.202209_17(3).0008 SIEC No: 20230501
Suicidal behavior is one of the most important public health issues in Taiwan. Suicide- related studies indicate that, apart from the coexisting risk factors, the probability of co-morbid physical and psychiatric disorders is  high. Moreover, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on suicidal behavior have been expected to contribute comprehensive information toward the possible prevention and treatment plans in recent years. However, the  results of serial studies have not been consistent findings, unfortunately. Part of the reason may be related to the heterogeneity of genes, and the possible mechanism of polygene regulation and environmental factors in suicidal  behavior. In addition to summarizing the recent clinical findings of biometrical research in this review article, we also emphasize the importance of including comorbidities of medical illness and screening for specific  epidemiological factors such as age group in future genetic studies of suicidal behavior.