Predicting suicide following self-harm: systematic review of risk factors and risk scales.

  title={Predicting suicide following self-harm: systematic review of risk factors and risk scales.},
  author={Melissa K Y Chan and Henna Bhatti and Nick Meader and Sarah Stockton and Jonathan Evans and Rory C. O’Connor and Navneet Kapur and Tim Kendall},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={209 4},
BACKGROUND People with a history of self-harm are at a far greater risk of suicide than the general population. However, the relationship between self-harm and suicide is complex. AIMS To undertake the first systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective studies of risk factors and risk assessment scales to predict suicide following self-harm. METHOD We conducted a search for prospective cohort studies of populations who had self-harmed. For the review of risk scales we also included… 

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