Psychological autopsy studies of suicide: a systematic review

@article{Cavanagh2003PsychologicalAS,
  title={Psychological autopsy studies of suicide: a systematic review},
  author={J. T. O. Cavanagh and Alan J. Carson and M C Sharpe and Stephen M Lawrie},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={33},
  pages={395 - 405}
}
Background. The psychological autopsy method offers the most direct technique currently available for examining the relationship between particular antecedents and suicide. This systematic review aimed to examine the results of studies of suicide that used a psychological autopsy method. Method. A computer aided search of MEDLINE, BIDS ISI and PSYCHLIT, supplemented by reports known to the reviewers and reports identified from the reference lists of other retrieved reports. Two investigators… Expand
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