Prefrontal 5-HT2a receptor binding index, hopelessness and personality characteristics in attempted suicide.

@article{Heeringen2003Prefrontal5R,
  title={Prefrontal 5-HT2a receptor binding index, hopelessness and personality characteristics in attempted suicide.},
  author={Cornelis van Heeringen and Kurt R Audenaert and Koen Van Laere and Filip Dumont and Guido Slegers and Jessica Mertens and Rudi A. Dierckx},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2003},
  volume={74 2},
  pages={149-58}
}
BACKGROUND Depression, hopelessness, impaired problem solving capacities and deficient serotonergic functions have been identified as major causes of suicidal behaviour. In general, the relation between biological markers of attempted suicide and psychological functions has been investigated using indirect peripheral markers of, e.g. the serotonergic system. Recently, functional neuroimaging techniques with radioligands allow direct in vivo assessment of the neurobiological status of the… CONTINUE READING
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