Suicide and undetermined death in south east Scotland. A case-control study using the psychological autopsy method

Cavanagh, J.T.O. , Owens, D.G. and Johnstone, E.C. (1999) Suicide and undetermined death in south east Scotland. A case-control study using the psychological autopsy method. Psychological Medicine, 29(5), pp. 1141-9.

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Abstract

Controls were receiving more care of whatever kind. Treatment of mental disorder comorbid with physical illness and a history of deliberate self-harm may be especially important. Factors that separate those with mental disorder at high risk from those at lesser risk relate to care levels provided, which may be a function of engagement by and with health services. The role of mental health professionals is beneficial in suicide prevention. The focusing of that role towards engaging alienated or 'difficult' patients should be addressed.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cavanagh, Professor Jonathan
Authors: Cavanagh, J.T.O., Owens, D.G., and Johnstone, E.C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > Mental Health and Wellbeing
Journal Name:Psychological Medicine
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0033-2917
ISSN (Online):1469-8978

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