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Article: Population-attributable risk of suicide conferred by axis I psychiatric diagnoses in a Hong Kong Chinese population
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TitlePopulation-attributable risk of suicide conferred by axis I psychiatric diagnoses in a Hong Kong Chinese population
 
AuthorsChan, SSM2
Chiu, HFK2
Chen, EYH1
Chan, WSC1
Wong, PWC1
Chan, CLW1
Law, YW1
Yip, PSF1
 
Issue Date2009
 
PublisherAmerican Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.ps.psychiatryonline.org
 
CitationPsychiatric Services, 2009, v. 60 n. 8, p. 1135-1138 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.60.8.1135
 
AbstractObjective: This study was conducted to determine the population- attributable risk (PAR) of completed suicide among Hong Kong Chinese with axis I psychiatric diagnoses. Methods: With a case-control psychological autopsy method, 150 suicide decedents aged 15-59 were compared for axis I psychiatric diagnoses and psychosocial variables with 150 randomly selected age- and gender-matched persons living in the community. Results: In the presence of other, non-disease-related social risk factors (unemployment and unmanageable debt), past suicide attempt independently accounted for 44% of the PAR of suicide, followed by current major depressive disorder (27%), schizophrenia spectrum disorders (22%), and substance use disorder or pathological gambling (16%). Other diagnoses (such as anxiety and phobic disorders, dysthymia, adjustment disorders, and past major depressive episode) accounted for 24% of PAR. Conclusions: Psychiatric morbidity remains the major risk factor for suicide in Hong Kong despite well-developed psychiatric services. Mental health policy should be refined to target clinical groups at high risk of suicide.
 
ISSN1075-2730
2013 Impact Factor: 1.987
2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.216
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.60.8.1135
 
ISI Accession Number IDWOS:000268537000022
 
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dc.contributor.authorChiu, HFK
 
dc.contributor.authorChen, EYH
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, WSC
 
dc.contributor.authorWong, PWC
 
dc.contributor.authorChan, CLW
 
dc.contributor.authorLaw, YW
 
dc.contributor.authorYip, PSF
 
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dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:38:50Z
 
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dc.description.abstractObjective: This study was conducted to determine the population- attributable risk (PAR) of completed suicide among Hong Kong Chinese with axis I psychiatric diagnoses. Methods: With a case-control psychological autopsy method, 150 suicide decedents aged 15-59 were compared for axis I psychiatric diagnoses and psychosocial variables with 150 randomly selected age- and gender-matched persons living in the community. Results: In the presence of other, non-disease-related social risk factors (unemployment and unmanageable debt), past suicide attempt independently accounted for 44% of the PAR of suicide, followed by current major depressive disorder (27%), schizophrenia spectrum disorders (22%), and substance use disorder or pathological gambling (16%). Other diagnoses (such as anxiety and phobic disorders, dysthymia, adjustment disorders, and past major depressive episode) accounted for 24% of PAR. Conclusions: Psychiatric morbidity remains the major risk factor for suicide in Hong Kong despite well-developed psychiatric services. Mental health policy should be refined to target clinical groups at high risk of suicide.
 
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dc.identifier.citationPsychiatric Services, 2009, v. 60 n. 8, p. 1135-1138 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.ps.60.8.1135
 
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2013 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.216
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong