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ERIC Number: EJ448186
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0234
Biology of Elderly Suicide.
Rifai, A. Hind; And Others
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v22 n1 p48-61 Spr 1992
Describes age-related changes in central nervous system pertinent to biology of suicide. Reviews postmortem biological studies of brains of suicides and suicide attempters. As suicide attempts in elderly are characterized by violence, discusses biological studies of impulsive violence. Describes data on effect of degenerative diseases on serotonin system and possible link to increased suicidal behavior in affected persons. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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