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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 1
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
2012 Impact Factor: 2.013
2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.118
 
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
 
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:38:50Z
 
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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2012 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.118
 
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Author Affiliations
  1. The University of Hong Kong
  2. Chinese University of Hong Kong