author={K. Hawton and K. Heeringen},
  journal={The Medico-Chirurgical Review and Journal of Medical Science. Analytical Series.},
  pages={1 - 29}
  • K. Hawton, K. Heeringen
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • The Medico-Chirurgical Review and Journal of Medical Science. Analytical Series.
Suicide receives increasing attention worldwide, with many countries developing national strategies for prevention. Rates of suicide vary greatly between countries, with the greatest burdens in developing countries. Many more men than women die by suicide. Although suicide rates in elderly people have fallen in many countries, those in young people have risen. Rates also vary with ethnic origin, employment status, and occupation. Most people who die by suicide have psychiatric disorders… Expand

Paper Mentions

Interventional Clinical Trial
One-third of the patients with major depressive disorder do not respond to conventional antidepressants that act through the mono-aminergic system. The available treatment… Expand
ConditionsMajor Depressive Disorder
Observational Clinical Trial
Background: For 40 years, brief contact interventions (BCIs) have been presented as promising approaches in suicide prevention but patient's experiences of BCIs are less investigated… Expand
ConditionsSuicide and Self-harm
Interventional Clinical Trial
This study will evaluate the efficacy of an advice with a weekly divided drug delivery, compared to an usual monthly delivery in the prevention of voluntary drug intoxications… Expand
ConditionsHospitalized for Voluntary Drug Intoxication
Assessment of Suicidal Behaviors Among Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorder in Denmark.
This nationwide retrospective cohort study found a higher rate of suicide attempt and suicide among persons with ASD and Psychiatric comorbidity was found to be a major risk factor. Expand
Factors associated with single versus multiple suicide attempts in depressive disorders.
In a large cohort of depressive patients, there were significant associations not only with suicidal behavior generally, but also with the intensity of suicide attempts. Expand
An 18-month longitudinal study of suicidality in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia
Depression and despair may be more important risk factors for suicidality among people with schizophrenia than psychotic decompensation, and strategies for prevention that seek to identify groups at high risk of suicide should focus on these variables. Expand
Suicide Risk and Mood Disorders in Women in the Postpartum Period: a Longitudinal Study
The postpartum seems to be a critical period in the women’s mental health, and the impact of mental disorders in this period, especially mixed episodes, can increase the odds of a suicide risk onset. Expand
Understanding and managing suicide risk.
This review is a narrative synthesis of systematic reviews, meta-analyses of randomized control trials (RCTs), and landmark studies published in scientific journals about the mechanisms of recovery from suicidal thoughts and behaviours. Expand
International comparison of death place for suicide; a population-level eight country death certificate study
Being older, female, widowed/separated, highly educated and living in an urban area were risk factors for home suicide, which need specific attention in prevention programs. Expand
Lithium and suicide prevention in mood disorders and in the general population: A systematic review
The evidence seems to attribute an intrinsic anti-suicidal property of lithium, independent of its proven efficacy as a mood stabilizer. Expand
The mental and physical health profile of people who died by suicide: findings from the Suicide Support and Information System
Different factors associated with suicide were identified among people with mental and physical illness and those with and without a diagnosis, and need to be taken into account in suicide prevention. Expand
The effect of assisted dying on suicidality: a synthetic control analysis of population suicide rates in Belgium
This study suggests that there is presently no indication for policy-makers to view suicide contagions as a concerning side effect of assisted dying legislation, and placebo testing based on the SCM analysis showed equal outcomes for Belgium and the comparisons. Expand
Prevalence of somatic and psychiatric morbidity across occupations in Switzerland and its correlation with suicide mortality: results from the Swiss National Cohort (1990–2014)
Compared the distribution of suicide risk across occupations with the prevalence of somatic and psychiatric morbidity in Swiss working-aged adults, it is hypothesized that some diseases would cluster in particular occupations, indicating potential work-relatedness of suicides found in these occupations. Expand