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Clinical predictors of suicide in patients with major affective disorders: a controlled prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3799837     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors report prospective uniform clinical data differentiating 25 patients who committed suicide from 929 patients who did not in a group of 954 patients with major affective disorder followed for an average of 4 years in the Collaborative Program on the Psychobiology of Depression. Eight (32%) of the suicides occurred within 6 months and 13 (52%) within 1 year of entry into the study. Hopelessness, loss of pleasure or interest, and mood cycling during the index episode differentiated the suicide group. Diagnostic subcategories, suicidal ideation at entry to the study, suicide attempts during current or past episodes, and medical severity of prior attempts did not differentiate the suicide group.
J Fawcett; W Scheftner; D Clark; D Hedeker; R Gibbons; W Coryell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of psychiatry     Volume:  144     ISSN:  0002-953X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-02     Completed Date:  1987-02-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370512     Medline TA:  Am J Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-40     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*,  psychology
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Prospective Studies
Psychotic Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology
Suicide / epidemiology*
Suicide, Attempted / epidemiology,  psychology

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