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Suicide in subtypes of major affective disorder. A comparison with general population suicide mortality.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3662743     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the risk of suicide among 705 patients with primary unipolar depression, 302 patients with secondary unipolar depression, and 586 patients with bipolar affective disorder (BAD). The suicide rates among the study subjects were compared with that of the general population of Iowa, the area from which the subjects were selected. An increased risk of suicide was found in all psychiatric groups, except the group of female patients with BAD, which was associated with a lower risk of suicide than unipolar disorders. Thirty suicides (73.2%) occurred during the first two years of follow-up; this trend was particularly pronounced in female patients with primary unipolar depression and male patients with BAD.
D W Black; G Winokur; A Nasrallah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of general psychiatry     Volume:  44     ISSN:  0003-990X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gen. Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-26     Completed Date:  1987-10-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372435     Medline TA:  Arch Gen Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  878-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City.
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MeSH Terms
Bipolar Disorder / complications,  diagnosis
Depressive Disorder / complications,  diagnosis*
Follow-Up Studies
Medical Record Linkage
Sex Factors
Suicide / epidemiology*

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