publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Epidemiological studies of suicide in patients with psychiatric illness

  • Published: 28 Oct 2010
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
A link between suicide and psychiatric illness is well recognized. However, knowledge is limited as to what characterizes suicide in different mental disorders. The overall aim of the work described in this thesis was to increase the understanding of suicide in psychiatric illness. Study I: In this population-based case-control study, all suicide cases 18 years and older in Sweden from 1991 to 2003 (14,501 men and 6,174 women) were individually matched to ten controls from the general population. Of male and female suicide victims, 23% and 31%, respectively, had been hospitalized with a mental disorder in the year before the suicide. The highest suicide risk dur...
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