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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorCantor, Christopheren_US
dc.contributor.authorMeneghel, G.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T10:50:36Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T10:50:36Z
dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.issn00333182en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0033-3182(99)71229-6en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33843
dc.description.abstractNumerous studies have examined the emotional impact exerted by sight loss. Research has tended to focus on clinical-diagnostic rather than therapeutic-preventive aspects. Blindness and sight restoration have been reported to induce both temporary and longer term psychopathology, usually followed by psychosocial readjustment. However, in some cases, readjustment may not occur and suicide may result. Together with an extensive review of available literature, the authors present cases taken from their psychological autopsy study database. When compared with a hearing-impaired control group, impaired sight alone can acutely affect otherwise psychologically healthy individuals. Ophthalmologists need to be aware of this problem and to develop closer collaboration with mental health professionals. Serious consideration of this problem and definition of clear guidelines may prevent suicidal behavior.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Psychiatric Publishingen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom339en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto344en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalPsychosomaticsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume40en_US
dc.titleBlindness, Fear of Sight Loss, and Suicideen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.date.issued2015-05-25T05:46:37Z
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