Substance use and suicide.

@article{Vijayakumar2011SubstanceUA,
  title={Substance use and suicide.},
  author={Lakshmi Vijayakumar and Maushmi S. Kumar and Vinayak Vijayakumar},
  journal={Current opinion in psychiatry},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={
          197-202
        }
}
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To address gaps identified in earlier reviews, namely, the comparative influence of substance use on attempted suicide and completed suicide; the proximal role of substance use as a trigger of suicidal behaviour; the association between substances and suicidal behaviour; suicide and substance use disorders in youth; and the influence of combinations of risk factors, including psychiatric morbidity, on suicide. RECENT FINDINGS The presence of an alcohol use disorder is… CONTINUE READING

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