Year: 2014 Source: JAMA Psychiatry.(2013).70(10):1020-1030.doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2013.75. SIEC No: 20140360

Suicide can be viewed as an escape from unendurable punishment at the cost of any future rewards. Could faulty estimation of these outcomes predispose to suicidal behavior? In behavioral studies, many of those who have attempted suicide misestimate expected rewards on gambling and probabilistic learning tasks.

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