A review of suicide risks associated with peptic ulcers as supported by research literature. By Sharam Bahmanyar,MD, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Dept of Med, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Faculty of Med, Golestan Univ of Medical Sciences, Gorgon, Iran and Christina Hultman,PhD, Dept of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden More
Patients who have peptic ulcers are observed to have a strong and consistent excess risk of suicide, according to this review. The literature presented in this ebook indicates that peptic ulcers are associated with many mental disorders which may be linked to suicidal behaviors. Clinicians are urged to review suicide prevention strategies. Practical recommendations for caregivers are provided.
Written by: Sharam Bahmanyar, M.D., Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Karolinska Hospital, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Faculty of Medicine, Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Gorgon, Iran
Christina Hultman, Ph.D., Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinksa Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Edited by: Alan L. Berman, Ph.D., Executive Director, American Association of Suicidology, President, International Association for Suicide Prevention
Maurizio Pompili, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Psychiatry, Sant’ Andrea Hospital, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy and McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, MA