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Suicide after surgical treatment in patients with epilepsy: a meta-analytic investigation.
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PMID:  16796084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Suicide is a major issue in surgically treated epileptic patients. A meta-analysis was performed comparing suicides in a sample of such patients and in the general population. The Index Medicus and the World Health Statistics Annual were searched to ascertain the suicide rates in the age groups indicated in the studies of epileptic patients for specific years and country. 11 studies were selected, comprising 2,425 patients, 24 of whom committed suicide. Data obtained for each study were processed together to calculate the mean number of suicides per 100,000 individuals with surgically treated epilepsy for each year. This meta-analysis shows that suicide in patients with epilepsy after surgical treatment is more frequent than in the general population. Results are discussed with particular attention to possible causative factors.
Maurizio Pompili; Paolo Girardi; Giulia Tatarelli; Gloria Angeletti; Roberto Tatarelli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-06-26     Completed Date:  2006-07-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Epilepsy / epidemiology*,  surgery*
Suicide / statistics & numerical data*
Time Factors

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