Age variation in the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in cases of suicide of middle-aged and older persons in Sydney

Snowdon, John, Draper, Brian and Wyder, Marianne (2011) Age variation in the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in cases of suicide of middle-aged and older persons in Sydney. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 41 4: 465-470. doi:10.1111/j.1943-278X.2011.00049.x


Author Snowdon, John
Draper, Brian
Wyder, Marianne
Title Age variation in the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in cases of suicide of middle-aged and older persons in Sydney
Formatted title Age variation in the prevalence of DSM-IV disorders in cases of suicide of middle-aged and older persons in Sydney
Journal name Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0363-0234
1943-278X
Publication date 2011-08
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1943-278X.2011.00049.x
Volume 41
Issue 4
Start page 465
End page 470
Total pages 6
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract 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.
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