Clinical epidemiology of suicide.

  title={Clinical epidemiology of suicide.},
  author={Gerald L. Klerman},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  volume={48 Suppl},
The epidemiologic identification of risk factors for suicide attempts and suicide deaths is important to clinical decision making and preventive public health efforts. The risk factors for suicide attempts include female sex, a recent stressful life event, methods of low lethality, impulsivity, and previous attempts. Risk factors for suicide deaths include a family history of suicide, male sex, and a psychiatric disorder. Suicide deaths in the "youth" birth cohort increased nearly 150% between… CONTINUE READING
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