Three. Depression and Suicidal Behaviour

  1. Rory C. O'Connor3,
  2. Stephen Platt4 and
  3. Jacki Gordon5
  1. Zoltán Rihmer1,2

Published Online: 21 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch3

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice

How to Cite

Rihmer, Z. (2011) Depression and Suicidal Behaviour, in International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice (eds R. C. O'Connor, S. Platt and J. Gordon), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119998556.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Suicidal Behaviour Research Group, Centre for Health and Behaviour Change, School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    Centre for Population Health Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

  3. 5

    Jacki Gordon + Associates, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Semmerlweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health, Semmerlweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470683842

Online ISBN: 9781119998556

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Keywords:

  • depression and suicidal behaviour;
  • suicidal behaviour - complex, multi-causal human behaviour;
  • majority of mood disorder patients - never taking their own lives;
  • suicidal behaviour - in depressive patients;
  • patients, with major mood disorders - previous suicide attempt, powerful predictor of future completed suicide;
  • clinically detectable suicide risk factors - in depressive disorders;
  • suicide risk factors - during acute mood episodes;
  • suicidal behaviour in patients with bipolar disorder - not restricted to depressive episodes;
  • family history of suicidal behaviour - and/or major mood disorders, in first- and second-degree relatives;
  • unrecognized/untreated unipolar and bipolar major depressive episodes - major causes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Suicidal Behaviour in Depressive Patients

  • Clinically Detectable Suicide Risk Factors in Depressive Disorders

  • Suicide Protective Factors in Depressive Disorders

  • Prevention of Suicide in Patients with Depressive Disorders

  • Conclusions

  • References