Brain changes may suggest suicide risk - Suicidal behaviour linked to serotonin receptors.

Monday, October 16, 2006
news @ nature.com - Brain changes may suggest suicide risk - Suicidal behaviour linked to serotonin receptors.: "
People who commit suicide show distinct changes in their brain that are independent of any mental illness they may be suffering from, according to studies presented on 15 October at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Atlanta, Georgia. Such work could lead to new tests for suicide risk, say some of those behind the research."

2 comments:

Morgan said...

"People who commit suicide show distinct changes in their brain that are independent of any mental illness they may be suffering from..."

For one thing, they stop working. Why didn't anyone ever realize this before?

Knucklehead said...

While we're on the subject of brain changes, StY, you might find Are Big Bird and the Teletubbies causing autism? interesting.

It is a brief notice and commentary on the Johnson School of Cornell University study, DOES TELEVISION CAUSE AUTISM?.

The first link is to Jim Miller who points to Easterbrook at Slate who provides a fair bit of commentary plus a link to the Cornell site where one can retrieve the paper. It's 67 pages so, no, I haven't read it and probably won't. My bride tossed our brats out the door so if the risk was real we avoided it. I could, however, 'splain some things about Yours Truly.