This ebook identifies chronic conditions that are known to be highly comorbid with arthritic disorders and that can increase suicide risk. The authors explore the literature on arthritis and depressive, anxiety, and mood disorders. The ebook concludes with recommendations for caregivers regarding the specific comorbid conditions and the sex, and age groups most at risk, and describes research findings that demonstrate potential reductions in suicide risk among some population groups.
Sarah Brennenstuhl, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
Yael Shaked, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada
Esme Fuller-Thomson, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto, Canada
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
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