Psychiatric diagnoses and suicide: revisiting the evidence.

@article{Bertolote2004PsychiatricDA,
  title={Psychiatric diagnoses and suicide: revisiting the evidence.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Manoel Bertolote and Alexandra Fleischmann and Diego de Leo and Danuta Wasserman},
  journal={Crisis},
  year={2004},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          147-55
        }
}
BACKGROUND The key role of prevention and treatment of mental disorders in the prevention of suicide is widely acknowledged. Which specific disorders need to be targeted remains to be conclusively demonstrated. AIMS To re-examine the presence of psychiatric diagnosis in cases of completed suicide from a global perspective. METHOD A review of studies reporting diagnoses of mental disorders in cases of completed suicide with or without history of admission to mental hospitals. RESULTS Most… 
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