Descriptive Epidemiology and Underlying Psychiatric Disorders among Hospitalizations with Self-Directed Violence

@inproceedings{Weber2013DescriptiveEA,
  title={Descriptive Epidemiology and Underlying Psychiatric Disorders among Hospitalizations with Self-Directed Violence},
  author={Natalya S. Weber and Jared A. Fisher and David N. Cowan and Teodor T. Postolache and Rakel A. Larsen and David W. Niebuhr},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Suicide claims over one million lives worldwide each year. In the United States, 1 per 10,000 persons dies from suicide every year, and these rates have remained relatively constant over the last 20 years. There are nearly 25 suicide attempts for each suicide, and previous self-directed violence is a strong predictor of death from suicide. While many studies have focused on suicides, the epidemiology of non-fatal self-directed violence is not well-defined. OBJECTIVE We used a… CONTINUE READING
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