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Shelter Me

The Neurobiology of Suicide

Research points to specific circuits for active vs. passive suicidal thoughts.

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By Ed Ergenzinger

KEY POINTS

  • The brain areas primarily involved in suicidal thoughts and behaviors are part of systems related to emotion and impulse regulation.
  • The ventral prefrontal cortex (VPFC) is…

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