Year: 1992 Source: Lifesavers, v. 4, no. 1 (Winter 1992), p. 6-7 SIEC No: 19920082

This interview with suicide researcher, Dr. Marie Asberg, begins by outlining biological factors associated with an increased risk of suicide, such as reduced serotonin function & increased production of cortisol. She also explains that biochemical abnormalities do not cause suicide, but are personality factors for controlling impulses & constucting solutions. Lastly, she describes the possibilities of using biological markers for suicide prevention, as well as her present research efforts. (VM)