Special Issue "Suicide Risk and Mental Disorders"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
We are organizing a Special Issue on “Suicide Risk and Mental Disorders” in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The venue is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, we refer you to https://0-www-mdpi-com.brum.beds.ac.uk/journal/ijerph.
Suicide and non-fatal suicidal behaviour are major public health issues. Around 800,000 people world-wide kill themselves every year, and for every accomplished suicide, there are about twenty suicide attempts. Mental disorders are associated with an increased risk of suicide, and several meta-analyses of psychological autopsies have shown that at least 90% of the suicide victims have suffered from such disorders before suicide. The most common are depression and alcoholism, but most mental disorders show an increased risk of suicide and furthermore comorbidity is common. Suicide research has led to major advances in identifying risk and protective factors of fatal and non-fatal suicidal behavior and has also resulted in a possibility to take preventative measures. Usually, mental disorders are identified as risk factors. However, there remains a gap in the identification of specific risks for individual mental disorders. Especially, there are very few studies on the risk in depressive disorders, though bipolar disorders are more thoroughly studied. More knowledge is also needed about alcoholism and other substance use disorders.
In this Special Issue, we welcome submissions to fill in the gap of knowledge on the suicide risk, suicidal process and measure on prevention in specific mental disorders, which may be distinguished from other mental disorders. Public health preventive strategies to avoid these mental disorders develop into suicidal behavior are also of great interest. Qualitative research, as well as constructive reviews and meta-analyses, are also welcome.Dr. Louise Brådvik
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- Alcohol use disorders
- Eating disorders
- Emotional instable disorder
- Anxiety disorders
- Neuropsychiatric developmental disorders
- Comorbidity and suicide
- Suicide risk and protective factors
- Suicidal behavior
- Suicidal process
- Suicide prevention on primary, secondary and tertiary level