Year: 1985 Source: Belle Mead, N.J.: Carrier Foundation, 1985. 1 sound cassette (60 min.) SIEC No: 19860213

Dr. Alex Roy addresses 3 topics: suicide among physicians, genetic factors in suicide, & biological research being conducted to identify indicators of self-destructive behavior. Depression, alcoholism, & substance abuse are cited as risk indicators for physician suicide; a genetic factor favoring suicide that may operate additively with depression & major mental disorders is suggested; studies of 5HIAA, HVA, glucose metabolism, & DST’s are reviewed. (NBB)