Year: 1999 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.156, no.2, (February 1999), p.190-194 SIEC No: 19990047

180 inpatients who met DSM-III-R criteria for a major depressive episode were studied to determine if suicide attempters with major depression received more intensive treatment than depressed patients who had not attempted. A large majority of the depressed patients with a history of suicide attempts, who were at higher risk for future suicide & suicide attempts, received inadequate treatment. Similarly, most of the patients at lower risk for suicide attempts also received inadequate treatment.