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Temporal effects of separation on suicidal thoughts and behaviours

Batterham, Philip J; Fairweather-Schmidt, A. Kate; Butterworth, Peter; Calear, Alison L; Mackinnon, Andrew J; Christensen, Helen

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Divorce has been identified as a risk factor for suicide. However, little research has been conducted on the time trajectory of the influence of relationship separation on suicidal outcomes. This study aimed to assess the effects over time of relationship breakdown and separation on suicidality. Data were drawn from 6616 Australian adults participating in the PATH through Life Project, a population-based longitudinal study. Suicidal ideation was reported by 406 participants (6.1%), and 99...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014-06
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12084
Source: Social Science & Medicine 111 (2014): 58-63
DOI: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.004

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