Life events in suicide and undetermined death in south-east Scotland: a case-control study using the method of psychological autopsy

@article{Cavanagh1999LifeEI,
  title={Life events in suicide and undetermined death in south-east Scotland: a case-control study using the method of psychological autopsy},
  author={Jonathan T O Cavanagh and David G. C. Owens and Eve C. Johnstone},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={34},
  pages={645-650}
}
Background: Adverse life events have been associated with increased risk of suicide. Mental disorders are also major risk factors for suicide. Matching cases and controls for mental disorder is thus appropriate in studies of suicide. This procedure was used to study the degree to which excess adversity was more common in cases who committed suicide as opposed to living controls matched for mental disorder. Methods: The study formed part of a retrospective case-control comparison of cases of… CONTINUE READING

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