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Assisted suicide as conducted by a "Right-to-Die"-society in Switzerland: a descriptive analysis of 43 consecutive cases.
Frei A, Schenker TA, Finzen A, Kräuchi K, Dittmann V, Hoffmann-Richter U. Frei A, et al. Swiss Med Wkly. 2001 Jun 30;131(25-26):375-80. Swiss Med Wkly. 2001. PMID: 11524903
EXIT insists on its assumption that people with serious illness and suffering have the competency to take such a decision. The case of two patients who committed suicide a short time after their release from a psychiatric clinic raised some doubts about the p …
EXIT insists on its assumption that people with serious illness and suffering have the competency to take such a decision. The case o …
Health economic implications of irbesartan plus conventional antihypertensive medications versus conventional blood pressure control alone in patients with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and renal disease in Switzerland.
Palmer AJ, Roze S, Valentine WJ, Ray JA, Frei A, Burnier M, Hess B, Spinas GA, Brändle M. Palmer AJ, et al. Swiss Med Wkly. 2006 May 27;136(21-22):346-52. Swiss Med Wkly. 2006. PMID: 16779715
Progression from microalbuminuria to nephropathy, doubling of serum creatinine, ESRD, and all-cause mortality was simulated over a 25-year time horizon using a published Markov model adapted to a Swiss setting. ...Costs and clinical outcomes were discounted a …
Progression from microalbuminuria to nephropathy, doubling of serum creatinine, ESRD, and all-cause mortality was simulated over a 25 …
Paedophilia on the Internet--a study of 33 convicted offenders in the Canton of Lucerne.
Frei A, Erenay N, Dittmann V, Graf M. Frei A, et al. Swiss Med Wkly. 2005 Aug 20;135(33-34):488-94. Swiss Med Wkly. 2005. PMID: 16208587
Only one of them had a relevant criminal record. The level of abuse depicted in the illegal material was high, all but one consumed pornography from other fields of sexual deviation. ...The consumption of even particularly disgusting material may not be a specific r …
Only one of them had a relevant criminal record. The level of abuse depicted in the illegal material was high, all but one consumed p …
The Werther effect and assisted suicide.
Frei A, Schenker T, Finzen A, Dittmann V, Kraeuchi K, Hoffmann-Richter U. Frei A, et al. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2003 Summer;33(2):192-200. doi: 10.1521/suli.33.2.192.22768. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2003. PMID: 12882420
In the course of a large epidemiological study in the region of Basle, Switzerland, from 1992 to 1996, a considerable rise in suicides assisted by the right-to-die society EXIT was uncovered after wide press coverage of an assisted double suicide of a promine …
In the course of a large epidemiological study in the region of Basle, Switzerland, from 1992 to 1996, a considerable rise in …
Suicide after discharge from psychiatric hospital.
Hoffmann-Richter U, Känzig S, Frei A, Finzen A. Hoffmann-Richter U, et al. Psychiatr Prax. 2002 Jan;29(1):22-4. doi: 10.1055/s-2002-19674. Psychiatr Prax. 2002. PMID: 11805886
A quarter of these patients killed themselves within the first four weeks after discharge....
A quarter of these patients killed themselves within the first four weeks after discharge....
[Homicide on first day after commitment to the closed ward of psychiatric clinic--report of a successful rehabilitation against all odds].
Frei A. Frei A. Psychiatr Prax. 2003 Apr;30(3):165-8. doi: 10.1055/s-2003-38605. Psychiatr Prax. 2003. PMID: 12692744 German.
The Swiss penal code provides quite a sophisticated system of rules concerning the assessment and management of mentally ill offenders--there is, however, a substantial lack of treatment places. This means a challenge for hospitals of general psychiatry if th …
The Swiss penal code provides quite a sophisticated system of rules concerning the assessment and management of mentally ill offender …
[A comparison of homicide-suicide and domestic homicide in the region of basle, Switzerland].
Frei A, Schönmeier L, Graf M, Völlm B. Frei A, et al. Psychiatr Prax. 2011 Aug;38(6):287-92. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1266127. Epub 2011 May 16. Psychiatr Prax. 2011. PMID: 21590590 German.
RESULTS: Perpetrators of domestic homicide without suicide were significantly younger, had a poorer educational background and were rather foreigners. About two thirds of the perpetrators of homicide-suicide used a gun compared with only one third of those committin …
RESULTS: Perpetrators of domestic homicide without suicide were significantly younger, had a poorer educational background and were r …
Suicides in the Canton of Lucerne over 5 years: subjects with and without psychiatric history and diagnosis.
Frei A, Bucher T, Walter M, Ajdacic-Gross V. Frei A, et al. Swiss Med Wkly. 2013 Mar 25;143:w13779. doi: 10.4414/smw.2013.13779. eCollection 2013. Swiss Med Wkly. 2013. PMID: 23572457
RESULTS: Assisted suicides (24/256 [9.4%]) were excluded from the comparative analysis. 151 (65.1%) of the remaining 232 suicides had never been registered by a public psychiatric service; 40 (26.5%) of these had a "police diagnosis". ...Among the latter, those with …
RESULTS: Assisted suicides (24/256 [9.4%]) were excluded from the comparative analysis. 151 (65.1%) of the remaining 232 suicides had never …
[Assisted suicide and psychiatric disorders].
Frei A, Schenker T, Finzen A, Hoffmann-Richter U. Frei A, et al. Nervenarzt. 1999 Nov;70(11):1014-8. doi: 10.1007/s001150050531. Nervenarzt. 1999. PMID: 10603596 German.
There was a psychiatric history in six of the suicides. Four of them suffered of serious physical illness as well. The analyses of these six suicides focuses on the conditions of assisted suicide in people with mental illness and the ethical problems arising....
There was a psychiatric history in six of the suicides. Four of them suffered of serious physical illness as well. The analyses of th …
[Assisted suicide after discharge from the psychiatric clinic].
Frei A, Hoffmann-Richter U, Bullinger A, Finzen A. Frei A, et al. Nervenarzt. 1997 Nov;68(11):903-6. doi: 10.1007/s001150050214. Nervenarzt. 1997. PMID: 9732734 German.
Assisted suicide has become a topic often and controversally discussed in international literature. Psychiatry and mentally ill, however, have been neglected, probably because the question of competence of judgement and will are a major issue in this matter. Two cas …
Assisted suicide has become a topic often and controversally discussed in international literature. Psychiatry and mentally ill, howe …
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