Year: 1990 Source: New York: Brunner/Mazel Publishers, 1990. p.141-183 SIEC No: 19950379

This chapter presents a comprehensive review of studies & indicates there is now a great deal of evidence suggesting that disturbance of monoamine regulation may play a role in suicidal behavior. Decreased serotonin turnover has been strongly implicated, particularly in relation to impulsive & violent behavior. The need for further studies & possible areas of research are discussed. Data from previous studies are presented in a comparative table format & with graphs. (104 Refs.)