Year: 1994 Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, v.90, no.1, (July 1994), p.65-69 SIEC No: 19940929

This article reports on a study of all suicides in Finland during 1987-88 using psychological autopsy. Suicide victims with fear of AIDS were compared for psychosocial & health-related characteristics, triggers, & content of fear, to those with a fear of somatic illness & with other suicides. Both fear-of-illness groups had more depression, more psychotic disorders & health care contacts during their final week than other suicides (34 Refs.)