Year: 2001 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.31, no.2, (Summer 2001), p.207-213 SIEC No: 20020283

The authors present the results of a two-stage epidemiological study in the general population on the island of Formentera (Balearic Islands, Spain), which used the 28-item General Health Questionnaire in the first stage (n=697) & the Schedules for Clinical Assessment in Neuropsychiatry in the second (n=242). Medical illnesses diagnosed in the subjects at the second stage were also recorded. 6.5% of the sample reported suicidal ideation. Mental disorders are the most important factor associated with suicidal ideation, medical illnesses seemed to play a secondary role. (18 refs.)