Year: 2010 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.167, no.7, (July 2010), p.731-733 SIEC No: 20100433

In this editorial, the author discusses recent research from China that shows substantially lower rates of mental disorders in suicide victims. This finding contrasts to research in high-income countries which has consistently found that at least 90% of people who die by suicide are suffering from a mental disorder at the time of death. The implications of the Chinese studies for future research & prevention strategies are discussed. (10 refs.)