Adverse life events proximal to adult suicide: a synthesis of findings from psychological autopsy studies.

@article{Foster2011AdverseLE,
  title={Adverse life events proximal to adult suicide: a synthesis of findings from psychological autopsy studies.},
  author={Tom J Foster},
  journal={Archives of suicide research : official journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={
          1-15
        }
}
The objective of this review was to summarize and interpret data about adverse life events proximal to adult suicide from major psychological autopsy studies. A PubMed search was conducted. Nearly all suicides have experienced at least 1 (usually more) adverse life event within 1 year of death (concentrated in last few months). Controlled studies have revealed specific life events, notably interpersonal conflict, as risk factors for suicide with some evidence of a dose-response effect. Some of… CONTINUE READING
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