Research Paper / Henson et al.
JAMA Psychiatry. 2019;76(1):51-60. Published originally November 21, 2018
This research paper highlights a clear association between cancer diagnosis and risk of suicide.
A diagnosis of cancer carries a substantial risk of psychological distress.
This is the first national population-based study in England on the area of the risk of suicide after cancer diagnosis. This paper also looks at different types of cancer and associated risk factors for suicide.