Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

Suicide and Predicament: Life is a Predicament

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"Suicide and Predicament: the medical model of suicide is incomplete" takes a broad view of suicide. It argues that a large proportion of people who suicide do not have a mental disorder, and ...
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MENTAL DISORDER SUICIDE

Pp. 52-64 (13)

Saxby Pridmore

Abstract

Evidence indicates that major depression, schizophrenia and personality disorder are associated with an increased risk of suicide. Recent work suggests that anxiety is also associated with suicidal thinking. Studies have shown that a significant proportion of people with a major depression do not have suicidal thinking, and a significant proportion of people with suicidal thinking do not have major depression. Cases from the public record (Ernest Hemingway, Daniel Cumerford, Sonia McMullen, Greg Wilton, Rebekah Lawrence, Charmaine Dragan, Vicki Van Meter, Erin Berg, and Robert Enke) are detailed. It is likely that women who kill their children and then themselves, especially when there are no clear social stressors, have suffered unrecognized mental disorder.

Affiliation:

University of Tasmania Australia.