Year: 1985 Source: Psychosomatic Medicine, v.47, no.1, (January-February 1985), p.3-25 SIEC No: 19860118

Fundamental to psychosomatic research is the investigation of social situations & contexts that are associated with a wide variety of illnesses & disease. Suicide is considered a true psychosomatic problem, as it is caused not only by cultural values & role expectations, but also by the social environment & biologic processes of depression. 24 ref. (NBB)