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Age Variation in the Prevalence of DSM-IV Disorders in Cases of Suicide of Middle-Aged and Older Persons in Sydney.
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PMID:  21745242     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Data concerning 127 persons aged 35 years or above who died by suicide (as determined in consecutive cases by a Sydney coroner) were analyzed. Psychological autopsy (PA) interviews were conducted in 52 cases, and details were compared with the 75 cases where data were available only from coroner's files (CF). Most characteristics of the two groups were similar, although more CF suicide victims were of Asian background and unable to speak English fluently. Consensus diagnoses were reached following detailed discussion about PA and CF cases. Logistic regression showed no significant difference between age-groups in the proportion diagnosed with major depression, which contrasts with the results of an earlier U.S. study.
John Snowdon; Brian Draper; Marianne Wyder
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Suicide & life-threatening behavior     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1943-278X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7608054     Medline TA:  Suicide Life Threat Behav     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The American Association of Suicidology.
John Snowdon, Clinical Professor, University of Sydney; Brian Draper, Professor, University of New South Wales; Marianne Wyder, Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Suicide Research & Prevention.
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