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The association between mental disorders and suicide: A systematic review and meta-analysis of record linkage studies

Too, L S; Spittal, Matthew; Bugeja, Lyndal; Reifels, Lennart; Butterworth, Peter; Pirkis, Jane


Background: There has long been debate about the extent to which mental disorders contribute to suicide. We aimed to examine the evidence on the contribution of mental disorders to suicide among record linkage studies. Methods: We performed a systematic search using eight major health databases for English-language studies published between 1 January 2000 and 11 June 2018 that linked collected data on mental disorders and suicide. We then conducted a meta-analysis to assess risk of suicide...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2019.08.054
Access Rights: Open Access


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