January 27, 2003

So it's interesting [via this story in Scientific American] that "the brains of people who were depressed and died by suicide contained fewer neurons in the orbital prefrontal cortex," but even more so that there is a "relation between activity in the prefrontal cortex of people who had attempted suicide and the potential deadliness of the attempt."
n.b. for word-watchers, "suicidology" is a real word in the world of psychiatry

Posted by dbrown at January 27, 2003 12:36 PM
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