Suicide in young people aged 15-24: a psychological autopsy study.

  title={Suicide in young people aged 15-24: a psychological autopsy study.},
  author={Kelly B. Houston and Keith Hawton and R Shepperd},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={63 1-3},
BACKGROUND The suicide rate in young people in the United Kingdom has increased over the last decade. As there is a paucity of information about the characteristics of young suicides we have undertaken a detailed investigation of suicides in people aged 15-24 years by means of the psychological autopsy approach. METHODS The sample consisted of 27 subjects (25 males, two females) whose deaths received a verdict of suicide (N=24) or undetermined cause (N=3). Information was collected from… CONTINUE READING


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