Workplace bullying and risk of suicide and suicide attempts: A register-based prospective cohort study of 98 330 participants in Denmark

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyze whether individuals reporting exposure to workplace bullying had a higher risk of suicidal behavior, including both suicide attempt and death by suicide, than those not reporting such exposure. Methods: Using a prospective cohort study design, we linked data from nine Danish questionnaire-based surveys (2004–2014) to national […]

Suicide rates in Nordic prisons 2000-2016

Objective To compare suicide rates of people in prison and the general population in the Nordic countries. Methods Data on deaths by suicide and person-years for people in prison and the general population were obtained for the Nordic countries during 2000–2016. Age-standardized rate ratios were calculated. Results The suicide rate in the Nordic countries overall […]

New hypotheses regarding the Danish health puzzle

Aims: Nordic welfare states have achieved admirable population health profiles as a result of public policies that provide economic and social security across the life course. Denmark has been an exception to this rule, as its life expectancies and infant mortality rates since the mid-1970s have lagged behind the other Nordic nations and, in the case […]

The tragedy of becoming tired of living: Youth and young adults’ suicide in Greenland and Denmark.

BACKGROUND: Suicide is a tremendous public health issue and worldwide the second leading cause of death among young people. In 2015, Greenland had the highest burden of disease due to self-harm with loss of 2,952.97 disability-adjusted life years per 100,000 inhabitants, more than six times as many as Denmark. AIMS: What are possible reasons for […]

Incidence rates of deliberate self-harm in Denmark 1994-2011: A nationwide register study.

The validity and reliability of suicide statistics have been questioned and few nationwide studies of deliberate self-harm have been presented. Aim: To calculate rates of deliberate self-harm in Denmark in order to investigate trends and assess the reliability of hospital records. Method: A register study based on all individuals recorded with an episode of deliberate […]

Excess mortality, causes of death and life expectancy in 270,770 patients with recent onset of mental disorders in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

To investigate the excess mortality in different diagnostic categories due to suicide and other external causes of death, and due to specific causes in connection with diseases and medical conditions. The life expectancy was generally approximately 15 years shorter for women and 20 years shorter for men, compared to the general population.

Young people’s risk of suicide attempts after contact with a psychiatric department – a nested case-control design using Danish register data.


Childhood suicide attempts with acetaminophen in Denmark: characteristics, social behaviour, trends and risk factors.


Assessing and treating different suicidal states in a Danish outpatient sample.

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Effect of assertive outreach after suicide attempt in theAID(assertive intervention for deliberate self harm) trial: randomised controlled trial.


Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Completed Suicide

This study examined the association between posttraumatic stress disorder & suicide in a population-based Danish sample. All suicides between January 1994-December 2006 were included, & controls were selected from a sample of all Danish residents. Using a nested case-control design, the authors examined 9,612 suicides & 199,306 matched controls. 38 suicide cases & 95 controls […]

Acute Stress Reaction and Completed Suicide

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Sex-Specific Impact of Socio-Economic Factors on Suicide Risk: a Population-Based Case-Control Study in Denmark

Using Danish population registration data including 15,648 suicides & matched population controls, the authors investigated the association of multiple socioeconomic factors with suicide risk & explored the gender-specific aspects of these associations. Conditional logistic regressional models were used. Socioeconomic status, proxied by low income, unskilled blue-collar work, non-specific wage work, & unemployment increased suicide risk […]

The Association Between Relationship Markers of Sexual Orientation and Suicide: Denmark, 1990-2001


Suicide and Mental Illness in Parents and Risk of Suicide in Offspring: a Birth Cohort Study

The risk of offspring suicide was examined in relation to parental history of suicide & other risk factors. 7177 adult offspring born 1959-1961 & their parents from the Copenhagen Perinatal Cohort were studied. 48 cohort members, 77 mothers & 133 fathers had died by suicide during the follow-up. Independent of parental psychiatric illness & social […]

Individual and Parental Psychiatric History and Risk for Suicide Among Adolescents and Young Adults in Denmark: a Population-Based Study

Suicide risk among adolescents & young adults was explored according to detailed aspects of individual & parental psychiatric admission history. A nested case-control study used data from 4,142 Danish suicides & 82,840 matched controls, aged 9-35 years. Data were analyzed with conditional logistic regression. A history of hospitalized psychiatric illness was a strong risk factor […]

Antiepileptic Drugs and Risk of Suicide: a Nationwide Study

This study investigated possible differences in suicide risk associated with different antiepileptic drugs. The use of antiepileptic drugs in the Danish population from 1997-2006 was determined by prescription claims. The risk of suicide associated with the use of antiepileptic drugs was estimated by case-crossover analyses, where each case serves as its own control during different […]

Frequent Change of Residence and Risk of Attempted and Completed Suicide Among Children and Adolescents

This study evaluated the influence of frequent change of residence on attempted & completed suicide among children & adolescents. Data from Danish longitudinal population registries identified 4160 suicide attempts among children born from 1978-1995 & 79 suicides at ages 11-17 years. A significantly increased risk of attempted suicide was associated with changes of residence & […]

The Association Between Adjustment Disorder Diagnosed at Psychiatric Treatment Facilities and Completed Suicide

This study is a population-based case control study examining the association between adjustment disorder & completed suicide among Danish people, aged 15-90 years. All suicides in Denmark from 1994-2006 were included, resulting in 9,612 cases. For each case, up to 30 controls were matched, yielding 199,306 controls. Adjustment disorder diagnosis was found in 7.6% of […]

Socio-Economic Differences in Suicide Risk Vary by sex: a Population-Based Case-Control Study of 18-65 Year Olds in Denmark

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Suicide Among Older Psychiatric Inpatients: an Evidence-Based Study of a High-Risk Group

This study examined characteristics associated with suicide among older adults admitted to a psychiatric hospital. All persons aged 60 & older living in Denmark & hospitalized with psychiatric disorders during 1990-2000 were included. A case-control design & logistic regression analysis were used. Affective disorders were found to be associated with an almost 2-fold higher risk […]

Hospital-Diagnosed Dementia and Suicide: a Longitudinal Study Using Propsective, Nationwide Register Data

This study examined the risk of suicide in persons diagnosed with dementia during a hospitalization & its relationship to mood disorders. Event-history analysis using time-varying covariates was done of all individuals aged 50 & older living in Denmark during January 1990-December 2000. During the study period, 136 persons who previously had been diagnosed with dementia […]

The Relationship Between Sales of SSRI, TCA and Suicide Rates in the Nordic Countries

This study examined whether the rapid increase in sales of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors & the corresponding decline in tricyclic antidepressants in the period 1990-1998 were associated with a decline in suicide rates in Denmark, Finland, Norway, & Sweden. Aggregated suicide rates for 1975-2006 were obtained & the sales figures for antidepressants were provided from […]