Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Neurochemistry, v.62, no.2, (February 1994), p.680-685 SIEC No: 19970182

This paper provides the findings of a post mortem brain tissue autopsy in nine suicide victims. Researchers are attempting to find a chemical connection in each by examing the amino acids or tyrosine hydroxlase protein in the chromosones of the heart. These amino acids help control the release of serotonine-the chemical that controls our moods. These autopsies indicate that when comparing suicide victims to regular deaths there may be some form of genetic chromsome damage in suicidal behaviour.