Suicide after surgical treatment in patients with epilepsy: a meta-analytic investigation.

@article{Pompili2006SuicideAS,
  title={Suicide after surgical treatment in patients with epilepsy: a meta-analytic investigation.},
  author={Maurizio Pompili and Paolo Girardi and Giulia Tatarelli and Gloria Angeletti and Roberto Tatarelli},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2006},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={323-38}
}
Suicide is a major issue in surgically treated epileptic patients. A meta-analysis was performed comparing suicides in a sample of such patients and in the general population. The Index Medicus and the World Health Statistics Annual were searched to ascertain the suicide rates in the age groups indicated in the studies of epileptic patients for specific years and country. 11 studies were selected, comprising 2,425 patients, 24 of whom committed suicide. Data obtained for each study were… CONTINUE READING

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