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Suicide - background, epidemiology, risk factors


Ajdacic-Gross, Vladeta (2015). Suicide - background, epidemiology, risk factors. Therapeutische Umschau. Revue thérapeutique, 72(10):603-609.

Abstract

Suicide research, in particular epidemiology, comprises a huge amount of data. However, the theoretical understanding clearly lags behind the empirical knowledge. Suicide, suicide attempts and other suicidal behaviors are more heterogeneous than most explanatory approaches would assume. The most important recent contributions to a better understanding have come from selected epidemiological findings and, interestingly, prevention. This article provides an overview of epidemiological findings, the most relevant risk factors and conclusions related to successful preventive efforts.

Abstract

Suicide research, in particular epidemiology, comprises a huge amount of data. However, the theoretical understanding clearly lags behind the empirical knowledge. Suicide, suicide attempts and other suicidal behaviors are more heterogeneous than most explanatory approaches would assume. The most important recent contributions to a better understanding have come from selected epidemiological findings and, interestingly, prevention. This article provides an overview of epidemiological findings, the most relevant risk factors and conclusions related to successful preventive efforts.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2015
Deposited On:15 Dec 2015 11:41
Last Modified:12 Aug 2016 13:36
Publisher:Hogrefe Verlag
ISSN:0040-5930
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1024/0040-5930/a000726
PubMed ID:26423878

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