Year: 1991 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.22, no.1-2, (May-June 1991), p.1-11 SIEC No: 19950061

Suicide risk in panic disorder is reviewed beginning with early studies showing increased mortality. More recent follow-up studies of patients with anxiety disorders have found about 20% of deaths due to suicide. Attempts have been reported by similar proportions of subjects with panic disorder & major depression from the general population. Preliminary data indicate that more severely ill patients with coexisting depression & substance abuse are more likely to attempt or complete suicide.