Neuroeconomics of suicide.

@article{Takahashi2011NeuroeconomicsOS,
  title={Neuroeconomics of suicide.},
  author={Taiki Takahashi},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={
          400-4
        }
}
Suicidal behavior is a leading cause of injury and death worldwide. Suicide has been associated with psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, as well as economic uncertainty, and social/cultural factors. This study proposes a neuroeconomic framework of suicide. Neuroeconomic parameters (e.g., risk-attitude, probability weighting, time discounting in intertemporal choice, and loss aversion) are predicted to be related to suicidal behavior. Neurobiological and… CONTINUE READING
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