Year: 1999 Source: San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1999. p.98-114 SIEC No: 19990258

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.