Clinical studies of biomarkers in suicide prediction

Doctoral thesis English UNKNOWN
Jokinen, Jussi (2007)
  • Publisher: Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience
  • Subject: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES | MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP | Suicide, suicide attempt, HPA axis, dexamethasone suppression test (DST), serum cortisol, Receiver Operating Characteristic (ROC), serotonin, CSF 5-HIAA, depression, prediction, suicide intent, hopelessness

Suicide is a major clinical problem in psychiatry and suicidal behaviours can be seen as a nosological entity per se. Predicting suicide is difficult due to its low base-rate and the limited specificity of clinical predictors. Prospective biological studies sug... View more
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