Major Depression: Does a Gender-Based Down-Rating of Suicide Risk Challenge Its Diagnostic Validity?

@article{BlairWest2001MajorDD,
  title={Major Depression: Does a Gender-Based Down-Rating of Suicide Risk Challenge Its Diagnostic Validity?},
  author={G. Blair-West and G. Mellsop},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={35},
  pages={322 - 328}
}
  • G. Blair-West, G. Mellsop
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
  • Objective: This paper will summarize the authors' research that disproved the accepted lifetime suicide risk in major depression. It will then explore the pivotal issue of gender in understanding suicide risk in depression and raise questions as to whether this is adequately reflected in the current diagnostic construct of this condition. Method: The methods of two recent papers published by the authors are briefly recounted. In the first of these papers, an age-specific algorithm was developed… CONTINUE READING
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