Year: 1998 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.47, no.1-3, (January 1998), p.159-167 SIEC No: 19980389

69 patients with major depression & 86 with adjustment reactions admitted to the Moscow Institute of Emergency Help after a first suicide attempt were studied. Adjustment reaction patients were less educated, had lower social status, & were more often unmarried compared to major depression patients. No differences were found between the 2 groups in the methods used. The time between the beginning of the disorder & the suicide attempt was significantly shorter among adjustment reaction patients.