Suicide and suicidal behaviour.

TitleSuicide and suicidal behaviour.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsTurecki G, Brent DA
JournalLancet
Volume387
Issue10024
Pagination1227-39
Date Published2016 Mar 19
ISSN1474-547X
KeywordsBrain, Case Management, Humans, Models, Psychological, Psychotherapy, Risk Factors, Suicidal Ideation, Suicide
Abstract

Suicide is a complex public health problem of global importance. Suicidal behaviour differs between sexes, age groups, geographic regions, and sociopolitical settings, and variably associates with different risk factors, suggesting aetiological heterogeneity. Although there is no effective algorithm to predict suicide in clinical practice, improved recognition and understanding of clinical, psychological, sociological, and biological factors might help the detection of high-risk individuals and assist in treatment selection. Psychotherapeutic, pharmacological, or neuromodulatory treatments of mental disorders can often prevent suicidal behaviour; additionally, regular follow-up of people who attempt suicide by mental health services is key to prevent future suicidal behaviour.

DOI10.1016/S0140-6736(15)00234-2
Alternate JournalLancet
PubMed ID26385066
PubMed Central IDPMC5319859
Grant List111260-1 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
MOP93775 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
R34 MH100451 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
119429-1 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
R01 MH056612 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
MOP119430 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
R01 DA033684 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States
93775-2 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
R10 MH056612 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
MH100451 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
MH056612 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
1R01DA033684 / DA / NIDA NIH HHS / United States
119430-1 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
MOP119429 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
MOP11260 / / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / Canada
MH104311 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States
U01 MH104311 / MH / NIMH NIH HHS / United States