Year: 1990 Source: Washington: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 1990. p.205-232 SIEC No: 19910338

This article reviews studies which explore the link between physical illness & suicide. Results of studies are included for AIDS, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, head injuries, Huntington’s Chorea, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, peptic ulcers, premenstrual syndrome, pulmonary disease, arthritis, & spinal cord injuries, as well as for hospital patients & people undergoing medical procedures. Rational suicide is discussed, as well as diagnostic & treatment issues. (VM)