Year: 1989 Source: Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, January 1989. p.213-234 SIEC No: 19890952

This paper reviews the post mortem biological findings associated with suicide. Critiques of studies that examine enzymatic findings, concentrations of biogenic amines & their metabolites, & findings from studies using receptor binding are included. An assessment of the impact of some variable e.g. age is also given. The author feels there may be a neurochemical component associated with suicide. A behavioral & biochemical profile to help identify those at high risk is now possible. (CM)