Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.22, no.3, (July 1991), p.111-118 SIEC No: 19911420

The determinants of suicidal behaviour over 18 years were examined in a series of 89 depressed in-patients, using index data on clinical features, personality & history of past loss. Severe dysphoria, past alcoholism & chronic physical illness were most predictive of suicidal attempts; however, different variables predicted the frequency, degree of intent & severity of subsequent attempts. Results suggest that different aspects of long-term suicidal behaviour have different determinants.