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Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour 

Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour
Chapter:
Psychosocial influences on suicidal behaviour
Source:
Suicide Prevention (Oxford Psychiatry Library) (2 ed.)
Author(s):

Robert D. Goldney

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199677580.003.0006

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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