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Role of media reports in completed and prevented suicide: Werther v. Papageno effects.
BACKGROUND Media reporting of suicide has repeatedly been shown to trigger suicidal behaviour. Few studies have investigated the associations between specific media content and suicide rates. EvenExpand
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Lithium in drinking water and suicide mortality.
BACKGROUND There is some evidence that natural levels of lithium in drinking water may have a protective effect on suicide mortality. AIMS To evaluate the association between local lithium levelsExpand
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Imitative suicide on the Viennese subway.
The number of subway suicides in Vienna increased dramatically between 1984 and mid-1987. In the second-half of 1987 there was a decrease of 75% which has been sustained for 5 yr. This reduction inExpand
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Assessing the Impact of Media Guidelines for Reporting on Suicides in Austria: Interrupted time Series Analysis
Objective: Media guidelines for reporting on suicides are a widely used means of preventing imitative suicides, but scientific accounts of their impact on suicide numbers are sparse. This reportExpand
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Influence of psychotherapist density and antidepressant sales on suicide rates
Objective:  Antidepressant sales and suicide rates have been shown to be correlated in industrialized countries. The aim was to study the possible effects of psychotherapy utilization on suicideExpand
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Declining autopsy rates and suicide misclassification: a cross-national analysis of 35 countries.
CONTEXT Suicides are prone to misclassification during death ascertainment procedures. This problem has generated frequent criticism of the validity of suicide mortality statistics. OBJECTIVE ToExpand
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Suicidal ideation and its correlates among elderly in residential care homes
The highest suicide rates are found among the elderly, therefore suicidal ideation is prevalent in long‐term care facilities. Despite these facts and multiplying losses, most residents show no signsExpand
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Rural−urban differences in Austrian suicides
ObjectivesThe answer to the question whether suicide rates are higher in urban than in rural areas may have changed over the years. This study analyzes the longitudinal trends of rural and urbanExpand
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Newspaper reports and suicide.
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