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

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@article{3566275e487b4d2390e7569717201bd4,
title = "Mental disorders in suicide and undetermined death in the Lundby Study. The contribution of severe depression and alcohol dependence.",
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 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.",
author = "Louise Br{\aa}dvik and Cecilia Mattisson and Mats Bogren and Per Nettelbladt",
year = "2010",
doi = "10.1080/13811118.2010.494146",
language = "English",
volume = "14",
pages = "266--275",
journal = "Archives of Suicide Research",
issn = "1543-6136",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "3",

}