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Suicide risk is enhanced for patients on discharge from psychiatric hospital.

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  • Appleby, L., Dennehy, J. A., Thomas, C. S., et al. (1999). Aftercare and clinical characteristics of people with mental illness who commit suicide: A case-control study. Lancet, 353, 1397–1414.
  • Conlon, Louise, Garland, Malcolm, Prescott, Philip, Mannion, Laura, leonard, Maeve and Fahy, Thomas J. (2007) Psychiatric aftercare and suicide risk: a case-control study using blind rating Archives of Suicide Research, 11, (3), 291-295. (doi:10.1080/13811110701404021)
  • Crawford, M. A. (2004). Suicide following discharge from in-patient care. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 10, 434–438.
  • Dennehy, J. A., Appleby, L., Thomas C. S., et al (1996). Case-control study of suicide by discharged psychiatric patients. British Medical Journal, 312, 1580–1581.
  • Ho, T. P. (2003). The suicide risk of discharged psychiatric patients. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 64, 702–707.
  • King, E. A., Baldwin, D. S., Sinclair, J. M., et al. (2001). The Wessex recent in-patient suicide study 1, case-control study of 234 recently discharged psychiatric patient suicides. British Journal of Psychiatry, 178, 531–536
  • Luoma, J. B., Martin, C. E., & Pearson, J. L., (2002). Contact with mental health and primary care providers before suicide: A review of the evidence. American Journal of Psychiatry, 160, 1012–1013.
  • Yim, P. H., Yip, P. S., Li, R. H., et al (2004). Suicide after discharge from in-patient care: A casecontrol study in Hong Kong. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 38, 65–72.

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