Year: 2000 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.177, (2000), p.257-261 SIEC No: 20050164

The authors explore variations in postmortem brain weight in different methods of fatal self harm (FSH) & in deaths from natural causes. They found that the brain weight of victims of FSH was significantly higher than of those who died of natural causes, although there was no significant difference in brain weight between different methods of FSH. (15 refs)