Many experts have contributed chapters to this text. It is well written, detailed, and comprehensive. The book is divided into four sections: Preclinical Studies, Clinical Neurobiology, Treatment, and Summary. Topics include genetics of suicide, involvement of neurotransmitters and receptors in suicide, the role stress and the brain-pituitary-adrenal axis might play in suicidal behavior, postmortem studies of suicide victims, the neuropathology of suicide, and studies of animal behavior that may offer insight into human suicide. Several authors discuss strategies for future suicide research. Important corollary issues, such as definitions of suicide, are covered.