Studying suicide from the life course perspective: implications for prevention.

  • D Gunnell, G. Lewis
  • Published 2005 in
    The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…


Suicide is an important contributor to premature mortality accounting for over 800 000 deaths worldwide every year. Environmental and genetic factors acting from before birth to old age affect an individual's risk of suicide. Risk is influenced not only by psychiatric illness and impulsive behaviour but also by factors such as the cultural acceptability of… (More)


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