Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.135-153 SIEC No: 19910335

This article details numerous studies on suicide & psychiatric disorders. The authors present studies involving the general population, as well as clinical populations. They explain the difference between suicide completers & attempters. They also outline the major mental disorders associated with suicide, & describe disorders which occur in children & adolescents. They conclude that since most patients who commit suicide are mentally ill, diagnosis is crucial. (VM)