Year: 1992 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.85, no.2, (February 1992), p.173-175 SIEC No: 19920938

64 former psychiatric inpatients who had committed suicide within 1 year after their discharge were compared with a matched control group of patients who did not commit suicide. One-third of the patients in both groups were no longer in treatment at the time of the suicide or, for controls, at the corresponding point in time. At that time, a significantly higher proportion of controls had been receiving psychopharmacotherapy & a significantly higher proportion of them were on lithium. (21 refs.)