Year: 1997 Source: Neuropsychopharmacology, v.16, no.2, (1997), p.162-173 SIEC No: 19981168

Brain samples were collected at autopsy from suicide victims with a current episode of major depression & comparison subjects who died of natural or accidental causes. There were no significant differences between suicide victims with major depression & comparison subjects in 5-HT1A or 5-HT2A receptors in area 10 of the right prefrontal cortex or the hippocampus. Results suggest the number of 5-HT1A & 5-HT2A receptors in the right prefrontal cortex or hippocampus are not different in suicides.