Key PointsQuestionIs there an association between neurological disorders and a higher risk of death by suicide? FindingsIn this retrospective cohort study that included 7 300 395 persons in Denmark from 1980 through 2016, there was a significantly higher rate of suicide among those with a diagnosed neurological disorder than all other persons (44.0 per 100 000 person-years vs 20.1 per 100 000 person-years, adjusted incidence rate ratio, 1.8). MeaningIn Denmark, having a diagnosis of a neurological disorder was associated with a small but statistically significant increased risk of death by suicide.
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 4, 2020