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Suicidal Behavior Is Associated with Reduced Corpus Callosum Area

Cyprien, Fabienne; Courtet, Philippe; Malafosse, Alain; Maller, Jerome J.; Meslin, Chantal; Bonafe, Alain; Le Bars, Emmanuelle; Menjot de Champfleur, Nicolas; Ritchie, K; Artero, Sylvaine


Background: Corpus callosum (CC) size has been associated with cognitive and emotional deficits in a range of neuropsychiatric and mood disorders. As such deficits are also found in suicidal behavior, we investigated specifically the association between CC atrophy and suicidal behavior. Methods: We studied 435 right-handed individuals without dementia from a cohort of community-dwelling persons aged 65 years and over (the ESPRIT study). They were divided in three groups: suicide attempters (n =...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Biological Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2011.02.035


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