Year: 1993 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.87, no.5, (May 1993), p.306-311 SIEC No: 19930569

This study is an investigation of 89 inpatients with primary severe depression and melancholia. In major depression withmelancholia rather than major depression in general, social variables appear to be less important in the prediction of suicide. There was a pronounced variation in suicide rates when sex differences were accounted for. (38 refs.)