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January 27, 2023


BMC Med


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/36600296?dopt=Abstract


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Chronic pain conditions and risk of suicidal behavior: a 10-year longitudinal co-twin control study.

Authors

Chen C, Pettersson E, Summit AG, Boersma K, Chang Z, Kuja-Halkola R, Lichtenstein P, Quinn PD
BMC Med. 2023 Jan 05; 21(1):9.
PMID: 36600296.

Abstract

Understanding the relationship between chronic pain conditions and suicidal behavior-suicide attempt, other intentional self-harm, and death by suicide-is imperative for suicide prevention efforts. Although chronic pain conditions are associated with suicidal behaviors, these associations might be attributed to unmeasured confounding or mediated via pain comorbidity.