Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.41-43 SIEC No: 19870287

The current search for “biological markers” has been applied more actively to the assessment of suicide risk. When prior or subsequent suicidal behavior has been considered in the investigations, a variety of correlations with biologic measures has emerged. To date, problems of sample size, differing outcome criteria, lack of replication, conflicting findings, and a lack of specificity have kept these biologic measures as research questions rather than clinical tools.