Suicide Research

@article{Stoff1997SuicideR,
  title={Suicide Research},
  author={David M. Stoff and J. John Mann},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={1997},
  volume={836}
}
  • D. Stoff, J. Mann
  • Published 1 December 1997
  • Medicine
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
This volume of the Annals contains the proceedings of a workshop on suicide research sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Suicide Foundation. The workshop presented the latest research in suicide from preclinical, clinical neuroscience, and treatment perspectives. The preclinical section provides information on new methodologies in basic research that have promise for uncovering mechanisms that may underlie suicide. The clinical neuroscience section discusses… Expand
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