Suicide after natural disasters.

@article{Krug1998SuicideAN,
  title={Suicide after natural disasters.},
  author={Etienne G. Krug and Marcie-jo Kresnow and John P. Peddicord and Linda L. Dahlberg and Kenneth E. Powell and Alexander E. Crosby and Joseph L. Annest},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={338 6},
  pages={
          373-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND Among the victims of floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes, there is an increased prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, which are risk factors for suicidal thinking. We conducted this study to determine whether natural disasters affect suicide rates. METHODS From a list of all the events declared by the U.S. government to be federal disasters between 1982 and 1989, we selected the 377 counties that had each been affected by a single natural disaster during that… CONTINUE READING
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