Year: 1992 Source: New York: The Guilford Press, 1992. p.574-588 SIEC No: 19930315

This chapter reviews data suggesting there may be family/genetic factors in suicide. It briefly reviews family, twin, Amish, & adoption studies. In examining the issue of biological factors in suicide, it reviews cerebrospinal fluid studies in depressed patients & violent suicide attempters, as well as postmortem studies. The possible implications of these studies for the prediction of suicide are also discussed. (33 Refs.)