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Mental disorders in suicide and undetermined death in the Lundby Study. The contribution of severe depression and alcohol dependence.

Brådvik, Louise LU ; Mattisson, Cecilia LU ; Bogren, Mats LU and Nettelbladt, Per LU (2010) In Archives of Suicide Research 14(3). p.266-275
Abstract
To evaluate the role of severe depression, i.e., depression with melancholic and/or psychotic features and alcohol dependence in suicide and undetermined death. The Lundby Study is a prospective, longitudinal study of a population consisting of 3563 subjects. In a long-term follow up 1947-2006 there were 66 suicide cases, including 19 undetermined deaths. Depression and alcoholism were as expected the major contributors to suicide (44% and 23% respectively). Severe depression with psychotic and/or melancholic features was diagnosed in 66% of all depressions and in 29% of all suicide cases, as compared to 15% for major depression only. Alcohol dependence was related to undetermined death. Major depressive disorder with melancholic and/or... (More)
To evaluate the role of severe depression, i.e., depression with melancholic and/or psychotic features and alcohol dependence in suicide and undetermined death. The Lundby Study is a prospective, longitudinal study of a population consisting of 3563 subjects. In a long-term follow up 1947-2006 there were 66 suicide cases, including 19 undetermined deaths. Depression and alcoholism were as expected the major contributors to suicide (44% and 23% respectively). Severe depression with psychotic and/or melancholic features was diagnosed in 66% of all depressions and in 29% of all suicide cases, as compared to 15% for major depression only. Alcohol dependence was related to undetermined death. Major depressive disorder with melancholic and/or psychotic features appears to be an important contributor to accomplished suicide in the depression group, and alcohol dependence appears to be related to undetermined death. (Less)
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  author       = {Brådvik, Louise and Mattisson, Cecilia and Bogren, Mats and Nettelbladt, Per},
  issn         = {1543-6136},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {266--275},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Archives of Suicide Research},
  title        = {Mental disorders in suicide and undetermined death in the Lundby Study. The contribution of severe depression and alcohol dependence.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811118.2010.494146},
  volume       = {14},
  year         = {2010},
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