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dc.contributor.authorMilner, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.contributor.authorSveticic, Jernejaen_US
dc.contributor.editorEditor exceeds RIMS limiten_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T14:09:25Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T14:09:25Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2012-02-10T02:07:17Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37719
dc.description.abstractWhile psychiatric diagnoses are seen to play a strong role in intentional-self harm, research indicates that an appreciable number of suicides occur in the absence of any diagnosable mental illness. Whether this indicates that the subjects are "mentally well" is a subject of debate, as some researchers suggest that these people may actually be suffering from subthreshold mental conditions, which do not reach the full range or severity of symptoms needed for a psychiatric diagnosis. Our presentation will provide a review of the studies which address the topic of suicide occurring in those persons with either no diagnosed psychiatric disorder, or "sub threshold" disorders which do not reach the full criteria for a mental illness. The databases used for the search included: Pub Med, Web of Knowledge, Scopus and Proquest. Areas of particular interest were: psychiatric diagnoses, age, and gender. We also investigated the diagnostic classification system used in the study and the region in which it was conducted. The results of this review show that a substantial number of suicides do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for a mental illness. It is also worth noting that the study design, instrument used for diagnosis, and the region in which the study was conducted, had an influence on the study results. These findings highlight the potential methodological problems in studies on psychiatric conditions and suicide. Aside from this issue, our review study suggests that suicides can occur independently of any discernable mental illnessen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherNo data provideden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.iasp.info/congresses.phpen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitle4th Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the International Association for Suicide Preventionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-11-17en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-11-20en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationBrisbaneen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMental Healthen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111714en_US
dc.titleSuicides among the "Mentally Well: A systematic analysis of past researchen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Preventionen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the authors 2010. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the author[s].en_US
gro.date.issued2010
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