Year: 1984 Source: American Journal of Psychotherapy, v.38, no.3, (July 1984), p.329-340 SIEC No: 19850129

Not all depressed patients attempt suicide, & not all suicidal persons are depressed. Genetic investigations have tried to determine whether suicide has a biological basis independent of depression. Such an approach illustrates some of the important theoretical & practical complexities in the area of psychiatric genetics.