Risk factors for suicide and medically serious suicide attempts among alcoholics: analyses of Canterbury Suicide Project data.

@article{Conner2003RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for suicide and medically serious suicide attempts among alcoholics: analyses of Canterbury Suicide Project data.},
  author={Kenneth Conner and Annette L. Beautrais and Yeates Conwell},
  journal={Journal of studies on alcohol},
  year={2003},
  volume={64 4},
  pages={551-4}
}
OBJECTIVE Alcohol dependence is a potent risk factor for completed suicide and medically serious attempts, but data are limited on factors that distinguish risk within this high-risk population. The purpose of this study is to identify risk factors for serious suicidal behavior among individuals with alcohol dependence. METHOD Data on completed suicides and medically serious suicide attempters and controls were gathered in the Canterbury region of New Zealand, using psychological autopsy… CONTINUE READING