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The risk of suicide among people with persistent pain is around double that of those without pain–with 5% to 14% lifetime prevalence rates of attempted suicide in persistent pain sufferers.

Tang, Nicole K and Catherine Crane. Suicidality in Chronic Pain: A review of the prevalence, risk factors, and psychological links. Psychol Med. 2006; 36(5): 575-86. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/7351344_Suicidality_in_chronic_pain_A_review_of_the_prevalence_risk_factors_and_psychological_links

Reference

Title
Suicidality in Chronic Pain: A review of the prevalence, risk factors, and psychological links
Publication
Psychol Med
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Tang, Nicole K and Catherine Crane
Volume & Issue
Volume 36, Issue 5
Pages
575-86
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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