Year: 2003 Source: Psychological Medicine, v.33, no.3, (April 2003), p.395-405 SIEC No: 20040065

This systematic review examined the results of 76 studies that used a psychological autopsy method. Results indicated that mental disorder was the most strongly associated variable of those that have been studied. The effects of particular disorders & sociological variables were found to have been insufficiently studied to draw clear conclusions. Directions for future research are suggested. (17 refs)