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Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour 

Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour
Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour
Suicide Prevention (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (2 ed.)

Robert D. Goldney


The presumed relative importance of broad psycho-social influences as opposed to individual interpersonal factors and mental disorders has fluctuated over time. Diverse developmental factors have been associated with adult suicide. Adverse life events, particularly inter-personal conflict, almost always precede suicidal behaviour. Proximal situational factors such as the media and access to means of suicide also contribute to suicidal behaviours. There have been many interpersonal-psychological theories contributing to our understanding of suicidal behaviour. All of these theories have limitations when applied to the individual suicidal person.

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