Year: 2010 Source: International Journal of Epidemiology, v.39, no.6, (December 2010), p.1478-1484 SIEC No: 20110052

This study examined the association between acute stress reaction diagnosis & suicide in a population-based Danish sample. Comorbid psychiatric diagnoses as modifiers of this association were also examined. All suicides between January 1994-December 2006 & controls selected from a sample of all Danish residents were studied using a nested case-control design. 95 cases & 165 controls had a diagnosis of acute stress reaction. Those diagnosed with acute stress reaction had 10 times the rate of suicide compared with those without this diagnosis, adjusting for the control to case matching, depression, & marital status. Persons with acute stress reaction & depression, or acute stress reaction & substance abuse, had a greater rate of suicide than expected based on their independent effects. (15 refs.) JA

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