Suicidal thoughts may be detectable by brain scan, scientists find
Suicidal thoughts may be detectable in the brain, scientists believe, after finding a chemical soars when a person is considering ending their own life.
Brain scans of dozens of people at risk of suicide were compared to those with good mental health and showed a spike in the production of mGluR5 – a substance which helps brain cells communicate but which is linked to anxiety, mood disorders and depression
Scientists at Yale University in the US believe that the surge in mGluR5 could be used to screen for those most at risk of suicide such as people who have suffered a serious accident or assault……..read more
Source: The Telegraph