Methods of suicide predict the risks and method-switching of subsequent suicide attempts: a community cohort study in Taiwan

  title={Methods of suicide predict the risks and method-switching of subsequent suicide attempts: a community cohort study in Taiwan},
  author={Yu-Chi Huang and Ya-Wen Wu and Chih-ken Chen and Liang-Jen Wang},
  journal={Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment},
  pages={711 - 718}
Objective Suicide is a major public health concern. This study aimed to determine the predictors of repeated suicide attempts, focusing on whether lethality level of the suicidal method predicts the risk of subsequent suicide attempts. Methods All consecutive individuals (N=2,070) with an episode of nonfatal self-harm registered in a surveillance database provided by the Department of Health of Keelung City Government in Taiwan from January 1, 2006 to December 31, 2010 were enrolled and… 

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