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Predicament suicide: an update


Pridmore, S and Auchincloss, S and Walter, G, Predicament suicide: an update, Australasian Psychiatry, 23, (4) pp. 411- 414. ISSN 1039-8562 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2015 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

DOI: doi:10.1177/1039856215588227


Objective: We aim to outline the notion of predicament suicide and progress in the field.

Conclusion: The term predicament suicide was initially applied when the individual without mental disorder completed suicide to escape intolerable circumstances. Subsequently, painful untreated or unresponsive mental disorder was conceptualized as an internal predicament and the term was applied to all suicide. It continues to be used in both the restricted and broad forms. Our group has substantiated the restricted form by describing suicide in the setting of financial loss, forced marriage and other predicaments. The broad form gave rise to the Operationalized Predicaments of Suicide tool for use in quantitative research. Some literature from other workers supports the general thrust of the notion.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:suicide, suicide prevention, public health
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Mental health services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pridmore, S (Professor Saxby Pridmore)
UTAS Author:Auchincloss, S (Dr Stephanie Auchincloss)
ID Code:106189
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2016-02-02
Last Modified:2017-11-05

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