Year: 1992 Source: Science, v.256, no.5065, (June 26, 1992), p.1761-1762 SIEC No: 19920810

Holden discusses a conference at the University of Pittsburgh at which the speakers argued that an integrated effort, incorporating everything from cultural studies to biochemistry, is needed to study suicide. The roles of families, psychiatric disorders, ethnicity, & serotonin in suicidal behaviours are reviewed. Researchers emphasized the point that no single set of factors is adequate to explain suicide.