Year: 1993 Source: Psychiatric Annals, v.23, no.5, (May 1993), p.256-262 SIEC No: 19930920

Risk factors for inpatient suicide using chart data for 14 hospitalized psychiatric patients were investigated. Information was analyzed for the 7 days preceding the suicide to evaluate psychiatric status. Data were also collected regarding demographics, personal & family psychiatric history, & psychosocial stressors. Data suggest that comorbidity of moderate to severe psychic anxiety with other psychiatric diagnoses may increase the risk of suicide. (25 refs.)