Risk factors for suicide independent of DSM-III-R Axis I disorder. Case-control psychological autopsy study in Northern Ireland.

@article{Foster1999RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for suicide independent of DSM-III-R Axis I disorder. Case-control psychological autopsy study in Northern Ireland.},
  author={Tory Foster and Kate Gillespie and R. J. McClelland and Christopher J S Patterson},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1999},
  volume={175},
  pages={
          175-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND The vast majority of suicides suffer from at least one mental disorder at the time of death. AIMS To identify risk factors for suicide, particularly those independent of current DSM-III-R Axis I disorder(s). METHOD A case-control psychological autopsy study comparing suicides with matched community controls. RESULTS Independent risk factors for suicide included: Axis II (personality) disorder (particularly antisocial, avoidant and dependent); at least one of 12 life events… CONTINUE READING

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