Agerbo, E.
August 2004
Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health;Aug2004 Supplement 1, Vol. 58, pA3
Academic Journal
This article deals with a study which was aimed to estimate the risk of suicide among people of Denmark whose marital partner has been admitted with a psychiatric disorder or has died by suicide or other causes. Danish population based registers were used to identify the 9,011 people aged 25-60 years who had committed suicide during 1982-1997, and 1,80,220 age-sex time matched controls and their spouses. It was surveyed that the risk of suicide has been increased in spouses whose partners suffer from a psychiatric disorder or have committed suicide. The mental illness and suicide of a spouse can have a huge impact on the other spouse, and this impact is not necessarily genetically mediated.


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