Behavioral and Brain Sciences



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Population genetical musings on suicidal behavior as a common, harmful, heritable mental disorder


Martin Voracek a1
a1 Department of Basic Psychological Research, School of Psychology, University of Vienna, A-1010 Vienna, Austria. martin.voracek@univie.ac.at http://homepage.univie.ac.at/martin.voracek/

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Abstract

Suicidal behavior is an interesting blank space in Keller & Miller's (K&M's) population genetical account on explaining the existence and persistence of common, harmful, heritable mental disorders. I argue that suicidal behavior is yet another of these disorders. It may well be consistent with all three evolutionary models considered by K&M.

(Published Online November 9 2006)