Year: 1998 Source: New York, NY: Plenum Press, 1998. p.157-161 SIEC No: 19980035

A survey of all cases of attempted suicide at the Royal Adelaide Hospital was conducted from 1986-1988. 437 patients participated in the study described in this paper. Subjects completed 2 self-rating depression scales. Results showed that the majority of patients hospitalized for attempted suicide had a depressive disorder. A substantial number of subjects had a high frequency of symptoms associated with endogenous-type depression, particularly so for females. Study limitations are discussed.