Suicide and Mental Disorders: do we know enough?

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Title Suicide and Mental Disorders: do we know enough?
Author Bertolote, Jose Manoel; Fleischmann, Alexandra; De Leo, Diego; Wasserman, Danuta
Journal Name British Journal of Psychiatry
Editor Greg Wilkinson
Year Published 2003
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Royal College of Psychiatrists
Abstract According to World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, approximately 814 000 people died by suicide in the year 2000 (World Health Organization, 2001a). In the past 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% in some countries and suicide is now one of the three leading causes of death among those aged 15–34 years worldwide. These data clearly indicate that suicide is a serious public health problem. The association of suicide and mental disorders has been widely discussed and documented, leaving the key role of the management of mental disorders in the prevention of suicide uncontested. However, do we know enough about this issue? To this end, we have undertaken the task of revisiting the available evidence. We found it essential to highlight a few issues critical to future action.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/full/183/5/382
Volume 183
Page from 382
Page to 383
ISSN 0007-1250
Date Accessioned 2004-04-02
Date Available 2010-09-22T06:54:30Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Australian Institute for Suicide Research and Prevention
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject PRE2009-Psychiatry
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/6170
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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