Year: 1971 Source: Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1971. p.24-33 SIEC No: 19870501

Research regarding hereditary & environmental causes of suicide is discussed with reference to genetic factors, constituional factors, physical state, physique & physiological state. The differing suicide rates in Scandinavia are reviewed. The authors conclude that genetic factors do not cause suicide, some constitutional factors may predispose a person to suicide & environmental effects seem to produce considerable differences in suicidal behaviour. 18 Refs. (LH)