Suicidal Behavior and Alcohol Abuse

  title={Suicidal Behavior and Alcohol Abuse},
  author={Maurizio Pompili and Gianluca Serafini and Marco Innamorati and Giovanni Dominici and Stefano Ferracuti and Giorgio Demetrio Kotzalidis and Giulia Serra and Paolo Girardi and Luigi Janiri and Roberto Tatarelli and Leo Sher and David Lester},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
Suicide is an escalating public health problem, and alcohol use has consistently been implicated in the precipitation of suicidal behavior. Alcohol abuse may lead to suicidality through disinhibition, impulsiveness and impaired judgment, but it may also be used as a means to ease the distress associated with committing an act of suicide. We reviewed evidence of the relationship between alcohol use and suicide through a search of MedLine and PsychInfo electronic databases. Multiple genetically… CONTINUE READING
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