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Completed suicides: Is there method in their madness? Correlates of choice of method for suicide in an Australian sample of suicides

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Haines, J and Williams, CL and Lester, D, Completed suicides: Is there method in their madness? Correlates of choice of method for suicide in an Australian sample of suicides, Clinical Neuropsychiatry: journal of treaments evaluation, 7, (4-5) pp. 133-140. ISSN 1724-4935 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2010 Giovanni Fioriti Editore

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Abstract

Suicides choose different methods for their act, and it is of interest to ask whether those choosing different methods have different characteristics. A complete sample of 1051 suicides from a single region of Australia (Tasmania) was studied for differences in their characteristics by their method for suicide. Clear differences emerged between those using different methods. Those using gas inhalation were reacting to interpersonal conflict or loss and misused alcohol. Those using jumping had ongoing psychiatric problems and a history of suicidal behavior. Those using firearms were characterized by anger and were more likely to commit murder-suicide than those using other methods. These differences were explored for their implications for prevention. © 2010 Giovanni Fioriti Editore s.r.l.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Author:Haines, J (Dr Janet Haines)
Author:Williams, CL (Dr Christopher Williams)
ID Code:66229
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2011-01-10
Last Modified:2012-03-01
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