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February 25, 1998

Why No Decline in Suicide?

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JAMA. 1998;279(8):574. doi:10.1001/jama.279.8.574-JQU81031-4-1

Despite advancements in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, suicide rates have changed very little in the past 25 years.

Now a new book published by the New York Academy of Sciences explores some of the reasons why, as it presents data from preclinical, clinical neuroscience, and treatment perspectives. The book, The Neurobiology of Suicide: From the Bench to the Clinic, is the outgrowth of a 1996 conference sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health and the American Suicide Foundation.

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