Year: 1994 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.31, (1994), p.187-191 SIEC No: 19940953

A sample of unipolar major depressive suicide victims in Finland was examined by psychological autopsy. The sample was divided into currently psychotic or non-psychotic subgroups & compared. The majority of subjects in both groups were found to be complicated, comorbid cases. No major differences between the groups were found in sociodemographic features, comorbidity, clinical history or communication of suicide intent. Psychotic victims were more likely to have used violent methods. (27 refs.)