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An increased risk of suicide is associated with a number of mental health problems and care settings.

Suicide in different diagnostic groups[edit | edit source]

Suicide - Mental health epidemiology

Bipolar disorder - Suicide

Depression - Suicide

Personality disorder - Suicide

Schizophrenia - Suicide


Suicide in different healthcare settings[edit | edit source]

Suicide - Primary care

Suicide - Community care

Suicide - Hospital care



See also[edit | edit source]

References & Bibliography[edit | edit source]

Key texts[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

  • Bongar, B., Berman, A.L., Maris, R.W., Silverman, M.M., Harris, E.A., & Packman, W.L. (Eds.). (1998). Risk management with suicidal patients. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Kleespies, P.M. (Ed.). (1998). Emergencies in mental health practice: Evaluation and management. New York: Guilford Press.

Papers[edit | edit source]

  • Appleby, L., Shaw, J., Amos, T., McDonnell, R., Davies, S., Harris, C., McCann, K., Firth, C., & Douglas, A. (1997). The national confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness. Progress report 1997. London: Department of Health.
  • Barraclough, B., Bunch, J., Nelson, B., & Sainsbury, P. (1974). A hundred cases of suicide: Clinical aspects. British Journal of Psychiatry, 125, 355-373.
  • Foster, T., Gillespie, K., McClelland, R., & Patterson, C. (1999). Risk factors for suicide independent of DSM-II-R Axis I disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry, 175, 175-179.
  • Harris, E.D., & Barraclough, B. (1997). Suicide as an outcome for mental disorders. British Journal of Psychiatry, 170, 205-228.
  • Henriksson, M.M., Aro, H.M., Marttunen, M.J., Heikkinen, M., Isometa, E.T., Kuoppasalmi, K.I., & Lonqvist, J.K. (1993). Mental disorders and comorbidity in suicide. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150, 935-940.
  • Kessler, R.C., Nelson, C.B., McKinagle, K.A., Edlund, M.J., Frank, R.G., & Leaf, P.L. (1996). The epidemiology of co-occurring addictive and mental disorders: Implications for prevention and service utilization. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 66, 17-31.
  • Tanney, B.L. (2000). Psychiatric diagnoses and suicidal acts. In R.W. Maris, A.L. Berman, & M.M. Silverman (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of suicidology (pp. 311-341). New York: Guilford Press.
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (1999). Mental health: A report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health.

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