A comprehensive study about the neurobiology of suicide: A correlation with serotonergic systems paying regards to serotonin receptors
Dr. Amitabha Kar, Dr. Partha Majumder
The neurobiology of suicidal behaviour, which constitutes one of the most serious problems both in psychiatry and general medical practice, still remains to a large degree unclear. As a result, scientists constantly look for new opportunities of explaining the causes underlying suicidality. In order to elucidate the biological changes occurring in the brains of the suicide victims, studies based on post-mortem brain tissue samples are increasingly being used. These studies employ different research methods to provide an insight into abnormalities in brain functioning on various levels, including gene and protein expression, neuroplasticity and neurotransmission, as well as many other areas. The aim of this paper to summarize the available data on the post-mortem studies, to provide an overview of main research directions and the most up-to-date findings, and to indicate the possibilities of further research in this field.
Dr. Amitabha Kar, Dr. Partha Majumder. A comprehensive study about the neurobiology of suicide: A correlation with serotonergic systems paying regards to serotonin receptors. International Journal of Biology Research, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2017, Pages 55-66