Year: 1984 Source: Archives of General Psychiatry, v.41, no.9, (September 1984), p.888-891 SIEC No: 19860246

1,312 alcoholics admitted to the University Hospital, Lund, Sweden, from 1949 to 1969 were followed up until Dec.31, 1980. 16% of deaths were suicides. The conditions of all alcoholics were evaluated with a multidimensional diagnostic rating schedule at first admission. Those who later committed suicide had a higher rate of depressive & dysphoric symptoms and were more brittle & sensitive, while the frequencies of cognitive impairment & delirium tremens were similar.