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dc.contributor.authorMilner, Allisonen_US
dc.contributor.authorSveticic, Jernejaen_US
dc.contributor.authorDe Leo, Diegoen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-24T12:30:41Z
dc.date.available2017-04-24T12:30:41Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.date.modified2014-08-28T22:15:07Z
dc.identifier.issn17412854en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0020764012444259en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47533
dc.description.abstractBackground: While numerous past reviews of psychological autopsy (PA) studies have examined the relationship between mental disorder and suicide, there has been little systematic investigation of suicide occurring in the absence of any identifiable psychiatric condition. Aim: This article reviews available literature on the topic by considering Axis I, sub-threshold, mild disorders and personality disorders. Method: We conducted a systematic review of PA studies from 2000 onwards. Studies included in the review had to clearly describe the proportion of suicide cases without a classifiable mental disorder or sub-threshold condition. Results: Up to 66.7% of suicide cases remained without diagnosis in those studies that only examined Axis I disorders (n = 14). Approximately 37.1% of suicide cases had no psychiatric condition in research papers that assessed personality and Axis I disorders (n = 9), and 37% of suicides had no Axis I, sub-threshold/mild conditions (n = 6). In general, areas in China and India had a higher proportion of suicides without a diagnosis than studies based in Europe, North America or Canada. Conclusion: Variation in the proportion of suicide cases without a psychiatric condition may reflect cultural specificities in the conceptualization and diagnosis of mental disorder, as well as methodological and design-related differences between studies.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherSage Publicationsen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom545en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto554en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Social Psychiatryen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume59en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical Sciences not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110399en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode110319en_US
dc.titleSuicide in the absence of mental disorder? A review of psychological autopsy studies across countriesen_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.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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