Journal article

Suicidality Risk and (Repeat) Disaster Exposure: Findings From a Nationally Representative Population Survey

L Reifels, MJ Spittal, MLA Dückers, K Mills, J Pirkis

Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes | Taylor & Francis | Published : 2018


Objective: Despite growing awareness of adverse mental health consequences, the scarce existing evidence on the link of disaster exposure and suicidality has remained inconclusive, and the differential suicidality risk associated with distinct levels of natural and man-made disaster exposure is unknown. We therefore investigated the lifetime prevalence and risk of suicidal behavior associated with natural and man-made disaster exposure in Australia. Method: We utilized data from a nationally representative mental health survey (n = 8,841). Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses examined the lifetime risk of suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts associated with varied typ..

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