Year: 1997 Source: Medical Hypotheses, v.49, no.5, (November 1997), p.445-446 SIEC No: 19980428

It is suggested that patients with depression can exploit their immune system for suicide. This could be done passively by reducing the ability of the immune system to overcome factors threatening the integrity of the body, or actively by promoting autoimmune responses that damage the body and promote “active suicide”. (13 refs.)