Year: 1995 Source: British Journal of Psychiatry, v.167, (1995), p.76-79 SIEC No: 19950067

Analyzing data from the Epidemiologic Catchment Area study, Weissman et al (1989) reported that panic disorder was strongly associated with suicide attempt. However, this study did not control optimally for comorbid disorders known to increase suicide risk. The present authors controlled for comorbid disorders in the aggregate rather than 1 at a time & found that panic disorder was not associated with an increased risk of suicide attempt. (11 refs.)