“The psychological skeleton in the closet”: mortality after a sibling’s suicide

@article{Rostila2013ThePS,
  title={“The psychological skeleton in the closet”: mortality after a sibling’s suicide},
  author={Mikael Rostila and Jan Saarela and Ichiro Kawachi},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={49},
  pages={919-927}
}
PurposeTo study the association between loss of an adult sibling due to suicide and mortality from various causes up to 18 years after bereavement.MethodsWe conducted a follow-up study between 1981 and 2002, based on register data representing the total population of Swedes aged 25–64 years (n = 1,748,069).ResultsAn elevated mortality rate from all causes was found among men (RR 1.26; 95 % CI: 1.14–1.40) and women (1.27; 1.11–1.45) who had experienced a sibling’s suicide. The standardized rate… CONTINUE READING
3
Twitter Mentions

Figures, Tables, and Topics from this paper.

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
SHOWING 1-10 OF 40 REFERENCES

Is suicide bereavement different? A reassessment of the literature.

  • Suicide & life-threatening behavior
  • 2001
VIEW 7 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Siblings after suicide--"the forgotten bereaved".

  • Suicide & life-threatening behavior
  • 2005
VIEW 1 EXCERPT
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators.

  • The New England journal of medicine
  • 1998
VIEW 2 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

Sibling bereavement: a concept analysis.

VIEW 4 EXCERPTS
HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL

The incidence and course of depression in bereaved youth 21 months after the loss of a parent to suicide , accident , or sudden natural death

K Dyregrov, D Nordanger, A Dyregrov
  • Am J Psychiatry
  • 2009