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Suicide numbers 'may be underestimated'

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A change to the way coroners are allowed to conclude their investigations may expose an underestimate in the number of suicides that are recorded in Britain, according to a report in the British Medical Journal.

David Gunnell, head of research and professor of epidemiology at Bristol University, describes the impact it could have on our understanding of suicide.


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