The psychology and neurobiology of suicidal behavior.

  title={The psychology and neurobiology of suicidal behavior.},
  author={Thomas E. Joiner and Jessica S. Brown and LaRicka R Wingate},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
Suicide is a leading cause of death, but it is not well understood or well researched. Our purpose in this review is to summarize extant knowledge on neurobiological and psychological factors involved in suicide, with specific goals of identifying areas particularly in need of future research and of articulating an initial agenda that may guide future research. We conclude that from both neurobiological and psychological perspectives, extant research findings converge on the view that two… 
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