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Current Psychiatry Reports

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 60–65 | Cite as

Review of predictors of suicide within 1 year of discharge from a psychiatric hospital

  • Talia Troister
  • Paul S. Links
  • John Cutcliffe
Article

Abstract

Previous research has shown that suicide risk is highest in the year after people have been discharged from a psychiatric hospital. As such, identifying predictors of suicide within this time frame is important. Results from a systematic database search showed that all significant suicide predictors—those found in more than one study—could be grouped into factors related to suicidality, patient care factors, and demographic and psychopathological factors. Increased knowledge of suicide predictors for this particularly high-risk time, identified in this review, can help inform prevention and intervention efforts that may significantly reduce suicide rates.

Keywords

Suicidal Ideation Suicidal Behavior Suicide Rate Suicide Risk Care Variable 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Suicide Studies UnitSt. Michael’s HospitalTorontoCanada

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