Mental disorders and suicide among young rural Chinese: a case-control psychological autopsy study.

@article{Zhang2010MentalDA,
  title={Mental disorders and suicide among young rural Chinese: a case-control psychological autopsy study.},
  author={Jie Zhang and Shui-yuan Xiao and Liang Zhou},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={167 7},
  pages={773-81}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the prevalence and distribution of mental disorders in rural Chinese 15-34 years of age who committed suicide. They hypothesized that mental illness is a risk factor for suicide in this population and that the prevalence of mental illness is lower in females than in males. METHOD In this case-control psychological autopsy study, face-to-face interviews were conducted to collect information from proxy informants for 392 suicide victims and 416 living comparison… CONTINUE READING