Year: 1991 Source: International Clinical Psychopharmacology, v.6, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.77-92 SIEC No: 19911520

The authors of this article suggest that identifying those at risk for suicide would be more accurate if it was based on a biochemical perspective. To this end, they outline biological studies on suicide & attempted suicide. They review studies on: cerebrospinal fluid levels of 5-hydroxyindolacetic acid (5-HIAA) in suicide attempters; serotonin (5-HT) & 5-HIAA levels in brains of suicide victims; brain imipramine binding in suicide victims; & brain 5-HT2 receptor binding in suicide victims. (VM)