Year: 1983 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.24, no.5, (September-October 1983), p.487-491 SIEC No: 19850922

This study was initiated to determine the social & psychiatric risk factors for suicide in patients with a neurotic major depressive episode. Subjects (N=21) were patients who had committed suicide matched with admitted neurotic depressives who had not. An examination of patient charts indicated risk factors for suicide included being unmarried, living alone, having made a previous attempt, being admitted depressed & suicidal & that the period after discharge is a time of increased risk. (NBB)