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Selected Reviews of Suicide Research (compiled December 2001)

The following is a list of selected reviews of suicide research that NIMH Suicide Research Consortium members have found useful when providing technical assistance to grant applicants. Please note that not all of the articles have involved funding by the NIMH. The views expressed by the authors of these articles do not necessarily reflect the official position of the National Institute of Mental Health, or any other component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Articles are listed under the following headings:

 Assisted Suicide                         Biology and Genetics                                 

Children and Adolescents              Elderly                                       

Epidemiology                              Prevention                                

Psychiatric Diagnoses                  Research Methods                        

Risk Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Settings                    

Special Populations                     Survivors of Suicide/Bereavement

 

Assisted Suicide

American Association of Suicidology Committee on Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. (1996).  Report of the Committee on Physician-Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 26, (Suppl).

Hendin, H. (1999).  Suicide, assisted suicide, and medical illness.  Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl. 2), 46-50.

Biology and Genetics

Mann, J. J. (1998).  The neurobiology of suicide.  Nature Medicine, 4, 25-30.

Mann, J. J., Oquendo, M., Underwood, M. D., & Arango, V. (1999). The neurobiology of suicide risk: a review for the clinician. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl. 2), 7-11.

Mann, J.J., & Stoff, D.M. (1997). A synthesis of current findings regarding neurobiological correlates and treatment of suicidal behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 836, 352-63.

Manji, H.K., Bebchuk, J.M., Moore, G.J., Glitz, D., Hasanat, K.A., & Chen, G. (1999). Modulation of CNS signal transduction pathways and gene expression by mood-stabilizing agents: Therapeutic implications. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl.2), 27-41.

Roy, A., Nielsen, D., Rylander, G., Sarchiapone, M., & Segal, N. (1999). Genetics of suicide in depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl.2), 12-20.

Stoff, D. M., & Mann, J. J. (Eds.) (1997).  The neurobiology of suicide: From the bench to the clinic.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 836. (Includes 19 articles).

Children and Adolescents

Brent, D.A., & Perper, J.A. (1995). Research in adolescent suicide: implications for training, service delivery and public policy. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 25, 222-230.

Goldston, D. (2001). Reviews of measures of suicidal behavior: Assessment of suicidal behaviors and risk among children and adolescents. (*pdf format, 202 pages, 401KB). National Institute of Mental Health Web site: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research/measures.pdf

Gould, M.S., Kramer, R.A. (2001). Youth suicide prevention. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl), 6-31.

Jellinek, M. S., & Snyder, J. B. (1998). Depression and suicide in children and adolescents. Pediatrics in Review, 19(8), 255-64.

Lewinsohn, P. M., Rohde, P., & Seeley, J. R. (1996). Adolescent suicidal ideation and attempts: Prevalence, risk factors, clinical implications. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 3, 25-46.

Miller, A.L., & Glinski, J. (2000). Youth suicidal behavior: assessment and intervention. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56(9), 1131-1152.

Ploeg, J., Ciliska, D., Dobbins, M., Hayward, S., Thomas, H., & Underwood, J. (1996). A systematic overview of adolescent suicide prevention programs. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 87, 319-324.

Shaffer, D., & Craft, L. (1999). Methods of adolescent suicide prevention. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl 2), 70-74.

Shaffer, D., & Pfeffer, C.R. (2001). Work group on quality issues. Practice parameters for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with suicidal behavior. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40 (Suppl), 245-515.

Wagner, B. M. (1997). Family risk factors for child and adolescent suicidal behavior. Psychological Bulletin, 121, 246-298.

Elderly

Conwell, Y. (2001). Suicide in later life: A review and recommendations for prevention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl.), 32-47.

Draper, B. (1996). Attempted suicide in old age. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 11, 577-587.

Pearson, J. L., Caine, E. D., Lindesay, J., Conwell, Y., & Clark, D. C. (1999). Studies of suicide in later life: methodologic considerations and research directions. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 7(3), 203-10.

Pearson, J. L., Conwell, Y., & Lyness, J. M. (1997). Late-life suicide and depression in the primary care setting. New Directions in Mental Health Services, 76, 13-38.

Richman, J. (1996). Psychotherapeutic approaches to the depressed and suicidal older person and family. In G.J. Kennedy (Ed.), Suicide and Depression in Late Life: Critical Issues in Treatment, Research, and Public Policy (pp. 103-117). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Epidemiology

Conwell, Y., & Brent, D. (1995). Suicide and aging I: Patterns of psychiatric diagnosis. International Psychogeriatrics, 7, 149-164.

Harris, E C. & Barraclough, B M. (1994). Suicide as an outcome for medical disorders. Medicine, 73, 281-296.

Moscicki, E. K., Muehrer, P., Potter, L. B., & Marris, R. W. (1995). Research issues in suicide and sexual orientation. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 25, (Suppl.). (Includes 10 articles).

Moscicki, E.K. (2001). Epidemiology of completed and attempted suicide: toward a framework for prevention. Clinical Neuroscience Research, 1, 310-323.

Oquendo, M.A., Ellis, S.P., Greenwald, S., Malone, K.M., Weissman, M.M., Mann, J.J. (2001). Ethnic and sex differences in suicide rates relative to major depression in the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158(10):1652-8.

Prevention

Conwell, Y. (2001). Suicide in later life: A review and recommendations for prevention. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl.), 32-47.

Gould, M.S., Kramer, R.A. (2001). Youth suicide prevention. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl.), 6-31.

Middlebrook, D.L., LeMaster, P.L., Beals, J., Novins, D.K., Manson, S.M. (2001). Suicide prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: a critical review of programs. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl.), 132-49.

O'Carroll, P. (1993). Suicide causation: Pies, paths, and pointless polemics. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 23, 27-36.

Ploeg, J., Ciliska, D., Dobbins, M., Hayward, S., Thomas, H., & Underwood, J. (1996). A systematic overview of adolescent suicide prevention programs. Canadian Journal of Public Health, 87, 319-324.

Silverman, M.M. & Maris, R.W. (Eds.) (1995). Suicide Prevention Toward the Year 2000 [Special issue]. Suicide & Life Threatening Behavior, 25. (Includes 16 articles).

Shaffer, D., & Craft, L. (1999). Methods of adolescent suicide prevention. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl 2), 70-74.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2001). National strategy for suicide prevention: Goals and objectives for action. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Psychiatric Diagnoses (prospective and psychological autopsy studies)

Angst, J., Angst, F., & Stassen, H.H. (1999). Suicide risk in patients with Major Depressive Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl.2), 57-62.

Bostwick J.M., Pankratz V.S. (2000). Affective disorders and suicide risk: a reexamination. American Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 1925-32.

Conwell, Y., & Brent, D. (1995). Suicide and aging I: Patterns of psychiatric diagnosis. International Psychogeriatrics, 7, 149-164

Duberstein, P. R., & Conwell, Y. (1997). Personality disorders and completed suicide: A methodological and conceptual review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 4, 359-376.

Jellinek, M. S., & Snyder, J. B. (1998). Depression and suicide in children and adolescents. Pediatrics in Review, 19(8), 255-64.

Oquendo MA, Ellis SP, Greenwald S, Malone KM, Weissman MM, Mann JJ. (2001). Ethnic and sex differences in suicide rates relative to major depression in the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158(10), 1652-8.

Roy, A., Nielsen, D., Rylander, G., Sarchiapone, M., & Segal, N. (1999). Genetics of suicide in depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl.2), 12-20.

Shaffer, D., Gould, M., Fisher, P., Trautman, P., Moreau, D., Kleinman, M., & Flory, M. (1996). Psychiatric diagnosis in child and adolescent suicide. Archives of General Psychiatry, 53, 339-348.

Simpson, S. G., & Jamison, K. R. (1999). The risk of suicide in bipolar disorders. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl. 2), 53-6.

Research Methods

Gould, M. S., Wallenstein, S., Kleinman, M., O'Carroll, P., & Mercy, J. (1990). Suicide clusters: An examination of age-specific effects. American Journal of Public Health, 80, 211-212.

Isometsa, E.T. (2001). Psychological autopsy studies - A review. European Psychiatry, 16(7), 379-85.

Mann, J.J., & Stoff, D.M. (1997). A synthesis of current findings regarding neurobiological correlates and treatment of suicidal behavior. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 836, 352-63.

O'Carroll, P. W., Berman, A. L., Maris, R. W., Moscicki, E. K., Tanney, B. L., & Silverman, M. M. (1996). Beyond the Tower of Babel: A nomenclature for suicidology. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 26, 237-252.

Pearson, J. L., Caine, E. D., Lindesay, J., Conwell, Y., & Clark, D. C. (1999). Studies of suicide in later life: Methodologic considerations and research directions. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 7(3), 203-10.

Pearson, J.L., Stanley, B., King, C., & Fisher, C. (2001). Intervention research with persons at high risk for suicidality: Safety and ethical considerations. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 62 (Suppl.), 17-26.

Risk Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Settings

Baldessarini, R. J., Jamison, K. R. (1999). Effects of medical interventions on suicidal behavior. Summary and conclusions. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl. 2),117-22 (See entire issue)

Hawton, K., Arensman, E., Townsend, E., Bremner, S., Feldman, E., Goldney, R., Gunnell, D., Hazell, P., van Heeringen, K., House, A., Owens, D., Sakinofsky, I., & Traskman-Bendz, L. (1998). Deliberate self harm: systematic review of efficacy of psychosocial and pharmacological treatments in preventing repetition. British Medical Journal, 317, 441-447.

Jellinek, M.S., & Snyder, J.B. (1998). Depression and suicide in children and adolescents. Pediatrics in Review, 19(8), 255-64.

Joiner, T. E., Walker, R. L., Rudd, M. D., & Jobes, D. A. (1999). Scientizing and routinizing the assessment of suicidality in outpatient practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(5), 447-53.

Linehan, M. (2000). Behavioral treatments of suicidal behaviors. In Maris, R.W., Canetto, S.S., McIntosh, J.L., & Silverman, M.M. (Eds.) Review of Suicidology, 2000. New York: Guilford.

Mann, J. J., Oquendo, M., Underwood, M. D., & Arango, V. (1999). The neurobiology of suicide risk: a review for the clinician. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 60 (Suppl. 2), 7-11.

Meltzer, H.Y. (2001). Treatment of suicidality in schizophrenia. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 932, 44-58.

Montgomery, S. A. (1997). Suicide and antidepressants. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 836, 329-338.

Richman, J. (1996). Psychotherapeutic approaches to the depressed and suicidal older person and family. In G.J. Kennedy (Ed.), Suicide and Depession in Late Life: Critical Issues in Treatment, Research, and Public Policy (pp. 103-117). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Rizvi, S.L, & Linehan, M.M. (2001). Dialectical behavior therapy for personality disorders. Current Psychiatry Reports, 3(1), 64-9.

Rudd, M. D., Joiner, T. E., Jobes, D. A., & King, C. A. (1999). The outpatient treatment of suicidality: an integration of science and recognition of its limitations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(5), 437-446.

Special Populations

Brockington, L. (2001). Suicide in women. International Clinical Psychopharmacology; 16, (Suppl.) S7-19.

Canino, G., & Roberts, R.E. (2001). Suicidal behavior among Latino youth. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl.), 122-131.

Gibbs, J. T. (1997). African-American suicide: A cultural paradox. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 27, 68-79.

Hayes, L.M. (1989). National study of jail suicides: seven years later. Psychiatric Quarterly, 60(1), 7-29.

Hughes, D., & Kleespies, P. (2001). Suicide in the medically-ill. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31 (Suppl), 48-59.

Joe, S., & Kaplan, M.S. (2001). Suicide among African-American men. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31, (Suppl.),106-121.

Kempton, T. & Forehand, R. (1992). Suicide attempts among juvenile delinquents; the contribution of mental health factors. Behavior Research and Therapy, 30(1), 537-541.

Middlebrook, D.L., LeMaster, P.L., Beals, J., Novins, D.K., Manson, S.M. (2001). Suicide prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native communities: a critical review of programs. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31, (Suppl.), 132-49.

Moscicki, E. K., Muehrer, P., Potter, L. B., & Marris, R. W. (1995). Research issues in suicide and sexual orientation. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 25 (Suppl.). (Includes 10 articles).

McDaniel J.S., Purcell D., D'Augelli A.R. (2001). The relationship between sexual orientation and risk for suicide: research findings and future directions for research and prevention. Suicide Life Threatening Behavior, 31, (Suppl.), 84-105.

Oquendo, M.A., Ellis, S.P., Greenwald, S., Malone, K.M., Weissman, M.M., Mann, J.J. (2001). Ethnic and sex differences in suicide rates relative to major depression in the United States. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158(10), 1652-8.

Survivors of Suicide/Bereavement

Jordan, J.R. (2001). Is suicide bereavement different ? A reassessment of the literature. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior, 31(1), 83-90.

McIntosh, J. L. (1993). Control group studies of suicide survivors: A review and critique. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 23, 146-161.

 

Updated: February 08, 2002

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