Year: 1981 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.42, no.3, (1981), p.123 SIEC No: 19841664

Although suicide attempts occur often in Briquet’s syndrome (hysteria), completed suicides are rare; the case described, that of a 37-yr-old woman, is believed to be the 1st example of a successful suicide by a Briquet patient that was diagnosed before death. The patient’s history, which included drug abuse, many physical complaints & a 2 week hospitalization after a suicide attempt, is detailed.