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Factors distinguishing suicide attempters from suicide ideators in a community sample: social issues and physical health problems

Fairweather, Kate; Anstey, Kaarin; Rodgers, Bryan; Butterworth, Peter


Background. Few studies have focused on factors that uniquely distinguish suicide attempters from suicide ideators. This study assesses prevalence of suicide attempts among suicide ideators within a community sample; explores demographics, employment status, mental and physical health conditions, personality, life stresses and social environment as factors that may distinguish these groups; examines effects of age and gender upon suicide attempts and associated factors; and investigates the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291706007823


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