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Epidemiological evidence for the link between substance abuse and suicidal behaviours

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Smith, Gillian, Corry, Colette and Houston, JE (2010) Epidemiological evidence for the link between substance abuse and suicidal behaviours. In: Substance Abuse and Suicide. Nova Publishers, New York, pp. 239-254. ISBN 1608769194 [Book section]

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Abstract

Suicidal behaviors remain prevalent globally; however, rates of suicide for those with substance abuse are in excess of those in the general population. This chapter presents epidemiological evidence for the link between suicide and substance use, abuse and dependence including polydrug use with a particular focus on the US and European trends. Risk factors presented include both distal and proximal associates with substance abuse, spanning demographic, psychosocial, psychiatric and situational factors. Given the complex interplay of substance use, abuse and dependence with these risk factors, prevention efforts to prevent substance use behaviors may play a key role in reducing rates.

Item Type:Book section
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute
Psychology Research Institute > The Bamford Centre for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Psychology Research Institute > Health and Wellbeing
ID Code:23359
Deposited By:Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:18 Sep 2012 09:37
Last Modified:15 Apr 2014 15:51

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