Psychmotor Activity and Suicide
Sarchiapone M~~Koukopoulos A~~et al
This study from Italy examined the relationship between psychomotor activity & suicidal ideation in 100 psychiatric outpatients diagnosed with a mood disorder. Patients were evaluated using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale, the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale, the Widlocker Psychomotor Retardation Rating Scale, & the Koukopoulos Excitative Symptom Rating Scale. Results indicated that when the score for suicidal ideation was high, the score for psychomotor activity was also high. The role of the deregulation of impulsivity requires further study.