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Title: Suicidality in neurological conditions
Author: Lewis, Victoria M.
ISNI:       0000 0004 5350 9521
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2015
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This thesis combines two research papers. The first paper is a systematic literature review investigating risk factors associated with suicidality in Huntington’s disease. The review discusses the importance of clinicians using the identified factors as ‘red flags’ when screening for suicide ideation so that either preventative measures can be put in place or psychological interventions provided to ameliorate any distress. The second paper is an empirical study which explores the concept of ‘rational suicide’ in Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It also investigates whether depression forms an important link between disability and suicide ideation, compares types of Progressive MS and examines whether there are differences in levels of suicide ideation for different disability types. The findings are discussed in terms of current literature, future research recommendations and clinical implications.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry