Biological Correlates of Suicide across the Life Span

  • Jerome A. Motto
  • Victor I. Reus

Abstract

Much has been said about the psychological implications of the various stages of life as regards suicide. The life span is generally depicted as involving a dynamic, ever-changing interplay of both internal and external forces that largely determine the nature and stability of a person’s emotional experience. A major focus has been on developmental tasks and goals that, if incompletely or tardily accomplished, become an obstacle to subsequent growth, and a source of psychic pain conducive to self-destructive activity.

Keywords

Suicide Attempt Suicidal Behavior Suicide Risk Thyrotropin Release Hormone Plasma Cortisol Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerome A. Motto
    • 1
  • Victor I. Reus
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Langley Porter Psychiatric InstituteUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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