Year: 1988 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Supplement, v.49, no.10, (October 1988), p.7-8 SIEC No: 19890919

Data from an ongoing prospective investigation evaluating the suicide risk in patients with major affective disorders have identified several heretofore unrecognized factors as highly correlated with early suicide. Factors include anhedonia, psychic anxiety, panic attacks, depressive turmoil, & moderate alcohol abuse. Recognition of risk factors coupled with effective treatment strategies may help the clinician prevent imminent suicides in high-risk patients. (CM)