Year: 1985 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavaca, v.71, no.2, (February 1985), p.141-147 SIEC No: 19850635

In a consecutive series of 257 alcoholics from an outpatient department, 57 were judged as assaultive & 38 as suicidally inclined at the time of clinical assessment. At follow up, the assaultive group had 3.3 times increased mortality rates, the suicidal group 1.9, & others 1.7 times as compared to the general population. The assaultive alcoholics had an increased rate of suicide, intoxication & other alcohol-related deaths compared to other alcoholics. (21 ref.) (NBB)