Recent alcohol intake and suicidality — a neuropsychological perspective

  title={Recent alcohol intake and suicidality — a neuropsychological perspective},
  author={H. O’connell and B. Lawlor},
  journal={Irish Journal of Medical Science},
  • H. O’connell, B. Lawlor
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Irish Journal of Medical Science
  • BackgroundAlcohol use disorders and suicidal behaviours are among the most prevalent and damaging of all psychiatric phenomena in Ireland and worldwide. Furthermore, alcohol use both chronic and acute has long been identified as a potent risk factor for suicidal behaviour.AimsIn this paper, the authors review the observational and experimental evidence for the acute neuropsychological effects of alcohol intake on suicidal ideation and behaviour.MethodsA selective review of the literature was… CONTINUE READING
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