Year: 1995 Source: Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, v.183, no.10, (October 1995), p.666-667 SIEC No: 19950764

The case of a 33-year-old male with insulin-dependent diabetes is reported. The patient had a history of suicide attempts. Anger associated with depression was treated with paroxetine. The authors say that if there is a correlation between suicide attempts & hostility, it may be essential for clinicians to identify this symptom in order to treat it appropriately. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may be the treatment drug of choice because of their low self-harm potential. (9 refs.)