Incidence of suicidality in people with depression over a 10-year period treated by a large UK mental health service provider

Francis, Emma R., Fonseca De Freitas, Daniela, Colling, Craig, Pritchard, Megan, Kadra-Scalzo, Giouliana, Viani, Natalia, Chaturvedi, Jaya, Denee, Tom R., Kerr, Cicely, Desai, Mitesh, Scott, Gemma, Shetty, Hitesh, Broadbent, Mathew, Chandran, David, Downs, Johnny, Velupillai, Sumithra, Khondoker, Mizanur, Stewart, Robert, Dutta, Rina and Hayes, Richard D. (2021) Incidence of suicidality in people with depression over a 10-year period treated by a large UK mental health service provider. BJPsych Open, 7 (6). ISSN 2056-4724

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Abstract

We describe the incidence of suicidality (2007–2017) in people with depression treated by secondary mental healthcare services at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust (n = 26 412). We estimated yearly incidence of ‘suicidal ideation’ and ‘high risk of suicide’ from structured and free-text fields of the Clinical Record Interactive Search system. The incidence of suicidal ideation increased from 0.6 (2007) to 1 cases (2017) per 1000 population. The incidence of high risk of suicide, based on risk forms, varied between 0.06 and 0.50 cases per 1000 adult population (2008–2017). Electronic health records provide the opportunity to examine suicidality on a large scale, but the impact of service-related changes in the use of structured risk assessment should be considered.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: depression,electronic health records,high risk of suicide,incidence,suicidal ideation,psychiatry and mental health,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2738
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2021 16:30
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2021 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/82624
DOI: 10.1192/bjo.2021.1054

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