Year: 1988 Source: Medical Hypotheses, v.25, (1988), p.115-117 SIEC No: 19880532

Skutsch has proposed a theory of depression based on the presence of high levels of dopamine in the central nervous system. The present paper uses Skutsch’s theory & the relationship between dopamine & estrogen levels to explain the fact that males complete suicide more than females whereas females attempt suicide more than males. (GW)