Year: 1988 Source: Suicide Research Digest, v.2, no.1, (January 1988), p.1-2 SIEC No: 19910801

This article summarizes a follow up study of 1593 patients with major mood disorders. The authors outline suicide rates by classifications of nonbipolar or bipolar, nonaffective or affective, depression or mania. The authors conclude that all subtypes of depression are associated with a greater risk for suicide, while mania is associated with a lower risk. The editors’ respond by analyzing why the results of this study vary from previous studies. (VM)