Depression and Suicide
In 17 of the follow-up studies reviewed, death & suicide data were presented. The data indicate that these affective disorders were associated with very high suicide rates. Suicide accounted for at least 12% of all deaths in every study. In 9 studies suicide accounted for 12-19% of deaths, while in the other 8 studies it accounted for 35-60%. The ratio of suicides to all death levelled off at about 15% as the deaths approached 100%.