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Two cases of 'Type 3' suicide


Pridmore, S and Ahmadi, J, Two cases of 'Type 3' suicide, Australasian Psychiatry, 18, (5) pp. 426-430. ISSN 1039-8562 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3109/10398562.2010.498517


Objective: The aim of this paper was to examine two cases of suicide (apparently 'Type 3', according to a new classification) by individuals without high public profiles that appeared in the press in February 2010, and to determine shared characteristics. Method: All the available public record evidence was examined. Comprehensive accounts of the events of the lives of the individuals were compiled, and a comparison of characteristics was performed. Results: Andrew Joseph Stack III and Brodie Rae Constance Panlock differed in country of residence, gender, age, and marital, parenting, educational and employment status. However, neither manifested evidence of a mental disorder and both were in a predicament created by external factors. They met criteria for Type 3 suicide (suicide when there is no mental disorder and the predicament to which the individual is exposed is very clear to the observer). Conclusion: These cases support the concept of Type 3 suicide. Apart from the absence of mental disorder and the presence of an external predicament, there were no other shared characteristics, suggesting that Type 3 suicide is not restricted to a particular group. © 2010 The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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)
ID Code:65334
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2010-11-03
Last Modified:2011-04-19

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