Psychiatric disorders in suicide and suicide attempters

Alan Apter, Orit Krispin and Cendrine Bursztein

in Oxford Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention

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ISBN: 9780198570059
Published online July 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199640461 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Psychiatric disorders in suicide and suicide attempters

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This chapter reviews common psychiatric disorders and conditions which appear to be major risk factors for all types of suicidality, both non-fatal and fatal, among children and adolescents. These psychiatric conditions include personality disorders, conduct disorder, affective disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, obsessive–compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Each psychiatric condition is described and discussed in terms of its unique features that are associated with suicide behaviours and its risk for suicide behaviour.

Chapter.  7286 words. 

Subjects: Psychiatry

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