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Mental Disordersand Suicide

Volume 1 - Issue 4

Susheelkumar V Ronad1*, Kirankumar TC2, Pankaja TC3 and Santosh S Ugargol4

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    • 1Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Dimhans Dharwad, India
    • 2Department of Management Studies, Karnataka Arts College Dharwad, India
    • 3Assistant Professor, Rl Law College Davangere, India
    • 4First Year Msc Nursing (Psychiatry), Dimhans Dharwad, India

    *Corresponding author: Susheel kumar V Ronad, Assistant professor, Department of psychiatric nursing, Dimhans Dharwad, Karnataka, India

Received: September 14, 2017;   Published: September 27, 2017

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2017.01.000400

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This section takes a look at some of the major types of mental disorders and describes how they may increase the risk of suicidal behavior in persons with these disorders. Included in this discussion are the principal disorders-depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia; in addition, the relationships between suicide and postpartum depression, eating disorders, self-mutilation, posttraumatic stress disorder, and alcohol/substance abuse are briefly considered.

Introduction| Key Facts about Substance Abuse and Suicide| Treating Mental Illnesses including Substance Abuse Disorders Lowers Risk| References|