Publication date: Feb 05, 2020
Neurological disorders may impact one’s mental health, a new study says as researchers found that there is a higher rate of suicide among individuals living with neurological disorders.
A team of researchers in Denmark aims to examine whether people living with neurological disorders die by suicide more often than others.
The study, published in JAMA, shows that people with neurological disorders have a 75 percent higher rate of suicide compared to their counterparts.
For the general population, the suicide rate is 20 per 100,000 people, but for those with neurological disorders, the rate is about 40 per 100,000 person-years.
For people with traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, or multiple sclerosis, had twice the suicide rate of those with no neurological disorders.
-In Denmark between 1980 and 2016, there was a significantly higher rate of suicide among those with a diagnosed neurological disorder than persons not diagnosed with a neurological disorder.
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