Year: 1994 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.89, no.3, (March 1994), p.159-166 SIEC No: 19940237

This study investigated the relationship between use of unprescribed licit & illicit drugs & problematic drinking with depressive sumptoms & suicidal behavior in 4291 respondents aged 12 to 64. A higher proportion of illicit drug users were found to be depressed in all age groups & both sexes, than the other groups of substance users. The 12-month prevalence of suicidal ideation & suicide attempts was found to be in accordance with the severity & frequency of substance consumption. (45 refs.)