Year: 1985 Source: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, v.8, no.2, (June 1985), p.203-214 SIEC No: 19860770

People who commit suicide & those who attempt suicide come from separate but somewhat overlapping populations. Because suicide affects a number of highly functional people it is important to review the knowledge on completed suicide. The majority of people who commit suicide are mentally ill, especially with unipolar and bipolar depression and alcoholism. Other sociodemographic and symptomatic correlates as well as familial clustering are discussed. 82 refs.