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dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diego
dc.contributor.authorSveticic, Jerneja
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:11:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:11:49Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2011-07-29T06:29:32Z
dc.identifier.issn1121-189X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/39103
dc.description.abstractAbstract. Given the uncontested role of psychiatric illnesses in both fatal and non-fatal suicidal behaviours, efforts are continuously made in improving mental health care provision. In cases of severe mental disorder, when intensified treatment protocols and continuous supervision are required due to individual's impaired emotional, cognitive and social functioning (including danger to self and others), psychiatric hospitalisation is warranted. However, to date there is no convincing evidence that in-patient care prevents suicide. In fact, quite paradoxically, both admissions to a psychiatric ward and recent discharge from it have been found to increase risk for suicidal behaviours. What elements in the chain of well-intentioned approaches to treating psychiatric illness and suicidality fail to protect this vulnerable population is still unclear. The same holds true for the identifications of factors that may increase the risk for suicide. This editorial discusses current knowledge on this subject, proposing strategies that might improve prevention.
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttps://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/epidemiology-and-psychiatric-sciences/article/div-classtitlesuicides-in-psychiatric-in-patients-what-are-we-doing-wrongdiv/464427756FB2F5D47E1E01968CB98CE4
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom8
dc.relation.ispartofpageto15
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEpidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3202
dc.titleSuicides in psychiatric in-patients: what are we doing wrong?
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention
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gro.date.issued2010
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gro.griffith.authorDe Leo, Diego


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