Depression and Suicidal Behaviour

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3 Citations (Scopus)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook of Suicide Prevention
Subtitle of host publicationResearch, Policy and Practice
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9780470683842
Publication statusPublished - Jun 21 2011


  • Clinically detectable suicide risk factors - in depressive disorders
  • Depression and suicidal behaviour
  • Family history of suicidal behaviour - and/or major mood disorders, in first- and second-degree relatives
  • Majority of mood disorder patients - never taking their own lives
  • Patients, with major mood disorders - previous suicide attempt, powerful predictor of future completed suicide
  • Suicidal behaviour - complex, multi-causal human behaviour
  • Suicidal behaviour - in depressive patients
  • Suicidal behaviour in patients with bipolar disorder - not restricted to depressive episodes
  • Suicide risk factors - during acute mood episodes
  • Unrecognized/untreated unipolar and bipolar major depressive episodes - major causes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

Cite this

Rihmer, Z. (2011). Depression and Suicidal Behaviour. In International Handbook of Suicide Prevention: Research, Policy and Practice (pp. 59-73). John Wiley and Sons.