Year: 1988 Source: Springfield, Illinois: Charles C. Thomas, (1988). p.119-123 SIEC No: 19910555

This article discusses Skutch’s theory that depression is cuased by dopamine processes in the contral nervous system. The author asserts that the theory receives support from studies of suicide, & then he applies the theory to explain sex differences in attempted & completed suicides. Previous theories asccount for the sex differences by suggesting that women chose less fatal methods, but this theory asserts thast estrogen & dopamine levels may play a central role. (VM)