Cornelis van Heeringen

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This study compares the frequencies of attempted suicide among immigrants and their hosts, between different immigrant groups, and between immigrants and their countries of origin. The material, 27,048 persons, including 4,160 immigrants, was obtained from the WHO/EURO Multicentre Study on Suicidal Behaviour, the largest available European database, and was(More)
  Background: Suicide attempts are the most robust clinical predictor of suicide, which is now the second cause of death among young people in many countries. Previous research has shown an increased risk of attempted suicide associated with a homosexual orientation. However, the mechanisms underlying this increased risk are not yet clear. This study(More)
the fewcountries intheworldwhere euthanasia is legally allowedwithin a specific juridical framework.Evenmore unique is the inclusion of grounds for requestingeuthanasia onthe basis of mentalsuffering.Furtherrefinementofthe legal, medical andpsychiatric approachto the issue is required in order to clear up essentialpractical and ethicalmatters. Psychiatrists(More)
preventing suicide is not in the study of the brain, but in the direct study of the human emotions (Shneidman, 1996). However, recent advances in neuroscience are providing support for a theory of human emotions that implicates increasingly well-defined brain regions (Stuss et al, 2001). The frontal lobes appear to be essential, with the right frontal lobe(More)
The gender-specific rate of attempted suicide, calculated from hospital admission data, was significantly lower in 1990 than in 1986 in females and, when age is taken into account, in females younger than 35 and in males younger than 25 years. The incidence of suicide attempts seen by general practitioners also decreased. Indications for rejection of the(More)
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