The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior (IN: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Suicide Assessment and Intervention, edited by D G Jacobs
Mann J J~~Arango V
This chapter reviews neurobiological correlates of suicidal behaviour & is organized by neurotransmitter system. Within the discussion of each system, relevant findings from issues such as psychiatric disorders or predisposing personality traits, will be discussed. Data are drawn from studies of completed suicides & suicide attempters, which appear to be on a continuum depending partly on the degree of medical damage inflicted.