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Title: Suicide following acute traumatic spinal cord injury.
Authors: Judd, F K;Brown, Douglas J
Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Austin Hospital, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 1-Mar-1992
Citation: Paraplegia; 30(3): 173-7
Abstract: The rate of suicide following spinal cord injury has not been extensively studied but appears to be greater than in the general population. Six patients who died by suicide, from a total of 342 patients who were treated for acute spinal cord injury over a 5 year period are described. Clinical features shared by this group of patients included being male; having schizoid, depressive or narcissistic personality traits; alcohol or drug abuse; family or significant others favouring death as a preferred option; and the development of significant depression.
Internal ID Number: 1630843
DOI: 10.1038/sc.1992.56
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Acute Disease
Depressive Disorder.etiology
Middle Aged
Spinal Cord Injuries.complications.psychology
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