Emergency department visits for attempted suicide and self harm in the USA: 2006–2013

J. K. Canner, K. Giuliano , S. Selvarajah, E. R. Hammond and E. B. Schneider

using this large national database, we confirmed results from previous smaller studies, including a higher incidence of suicide attempts among women and individuals aged 15–19 years, a large seasonal peak in suicide attempts in the spring, a predominance of poisoning as the mechanism of injury for suicide attempts and a greater use of violent mechanisms in men,

Cross-section study
5 effects
9 years
3567084 subjects

Reported Outcomes

VariablesOutcomeEffectLatency

Mental Disorder Brain outcome

Suicide Brain outcome
Suicide
Brain

Strong Increase

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Anxiety Brain outcome
Anxiety
Brain

Suicide Brain outcome
Suicide
Brain

Notable Increase

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Alcohol Beverage risk & protective factor
Alcohol
Beverage

Suicide Brain outcome
Suicide
Brain

Notable Increase

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Depression Brain outcome

Suicide Brain outcome
Suicide
Brain

Strong Increase

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Drug abuse and addiction Contaminant risk & protective factor
Drug abuse an...
Contaminant

Suicide Brain outcome
Suicide
Brain

Strong Increase

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