Milford McArthur

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OBJECTIVE The biological basis of psychopathy remains to be fully elucidated. Evidence suggests a genetic contribution and dysfunction of the serotonin system. The objective of this article is to review the contribution of the neuroimaging of the last decade to our understanding of psychopathy. METHOD A literature search was conducted using PubMed and the(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to examine the cultural roots and transmission of Western suicide and suicidal behaviour. METHOD We explored a period of antiquity (mythical Greece-61 CE) and selected accounts of 10 prominent suicides. The precipitating circumstances were tabulated and an assessment made of the most likely attendant emotions. The same(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to present a typology of suicide which may assist in future thinking about suicide. CONCLUSION A typology is described in which suicide is conceptualized as the result of a predicament (an uncomfortable set of circumstances from which there are limited escape options). Two predicaments are proposed, one when mental(More)
AIM This paper uses the public record to explore the relationship between reputation damage and suicide. METHOD The public record of the last 20 years was examined for examples of individuals without evidence of mental disorder who suffered actual or threatened reputation damage and suicided shortly thereafter. RESULTS Fifteen individual cases were(More)
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