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Study estimates incidence of suicidal ideation and suggests factors that put people at risk

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Q Which factors are associated with suicidal thoughts and likelihood of recovery?


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Cohort study.

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A sample of people from the second National Psychiatric Morbidity Survey, which randomly selected people living in private households in the UK: initial interviews between March and September 2000; follow up interviews after 18 months.

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3561 people (all people with a Clinical Interview Schedule−Revised (CIS–R) score above 5 and a 20% random sample of people with a CIS–R score below 5) in initial interview; 2404 of these people in follow up interview included in analysis.

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People were questioned on presence of suicidal thoughts, defined as positive response to “Have you ever thought of taking your life, even if you …

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