Year: 2016 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.(2015).76(12):1687-1693. doi:10.4088/JCP.15m09825 SIEC No: 20160037

People with alcohol dependence suffer from poor health outcomes, including excessive suicide mortality. This study estimated the suicide rate and explored the risk and protective factors for suicide in a large-scale Asian population. Compared with the general population, those with alcohol dependence faced excessive suicide mortality. For a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention, recognizing and improving the protective factors could have equal importance in mitigating the risk of suicide.