Year: 1992 Source: Paraplegia, v.30, no.2, (February 1992), p.139-144 SIEC No: 19920741

From 1965-87, 45 patients were admitted to the Rehabilitation Hospital in Hornbaek, Denmark because of spinal cord injury due to suicide attempts. The median age at injury was 31 years & the female to male ratio was 1:6. A follow-up study was conducted in 1988-89. At follow-up, 11 patients had died, 3 from suicide. Of the 34 alive, 7 had attempted suicide, & 2 reported suicidal thoughts. 44% had had a psychiatric admission since their injury & 56% were taking psychiatric medication. (11 refs.)