Suicide after traumatic brain injury: a population study.

  title={Suicide after traumatic brain injury: a population study.},
  author={Thomas William Teasdale and Aase W. Engberg},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={71 4},
OBJECTIVES To determine the rates of suicide among patients who have had a traumatic brain injury. METHODS From a Danish population register of admissions to hospital covering the years 1979-93 patients were selected who had had either a concussion (n=126 114), a cranial fracture (n=7560), or a cerebral contusion or traumatic intracranial haemorrhage (n=11 766). All cases of deaths by the end of the study period were identified. RESULTS In the three diagnostic groups there had been 750 (0… CONTINUE READING
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