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

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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; Mattisson, Cecilia; Bogren, Mats; Nettelbladt, Per.

In: Archives of Suicide Research, Vol. 14, No. 3, 2010, p. 266-275.

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T1 - Mental disorders in suicide and undetermined death in the Lundby Study. The contribution of severe depression and alcohol dependence.

AU - Brådvik, Louise

AU - Mattisson, Cecilia

AU - Bogren, Mats

AU - Nettelbladt, Per

PY - 2010

Y1 - 2010

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

U2 - 10.1080/13811118.2010.494146

DO - 10.1080/13811118.2010.494146

M3 - Article

VL - 14

SP - 266

EP - 275

JO - Archives of Suicide Research

JF - Archives of Suicide Research

SN - 1543-6136

IS - 3

ER -