Year: 1990 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.19, no.3, (July 1990), p.163-169 SIEC No: 19910116

76 inpatients with major depression received a 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST) & began a semi-annual follow-up lasting 5 years. The 20 subjects with abnormal baseline DST results were significantly more likely to make psychologically serious suicide attempts during follow-up though baseline suppressors were as likely as non-suppressors to make non-serious attempts. Patients who were non-suppressors at the beginning of follow-up were also more likely to develop mania or hypomania.