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A test of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide in a large community-based cohort

Christensen, Helen; Batterham, Philip; Soubelet, Andrea; Mackinnon, Andrew


Background: Joiner's Interpersonal Theory of Suicide (Van Orden et al., 2010; Joiner, 2005) predicts that suicide ideation is strongest in those experiencing both high perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness, and that the combination of suicide ideation and acquired capability for suicide is critical in the development of suicide plans and attempts. However, few datasets exist which allow the examination of these predictions. The present study aimed to test predictions from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders
DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.07.002


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