Year: 1998 Source: American Journal of Epidemiology, v.147, no.2, (January 15, 1998), p.155-160 SIEC No: 19980419

Suicide mortality among members of the Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound was examined. All enrollees who received treatment for depression during 1992-1994 & all deaths & suicides occurring before January 1995 were identified. 36 of 850 deaths were classified as probable or definite suicides. The suicide mortality rate was significantly higher among men than women. Data suggest that overall suicide risk for patients treated for depression is considerably lower than previously reported.