Depression and the desire to die

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6961.1088 (Published 22 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1088
  1. R Morrison
  1. Eastbourne, East Sussex BN22 8JB.

    EDITOR, - Peter Madeley is right to point to the role of depressive disorders in people who express the desire to die.1 However, he is wrong to suggest that people expressing such a desire necessarily merit psychiatric examination. Those of whom I wrote in my Personal View …

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