Year: 2001 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.62, no.12, (December 2001), p.963-966 SIEC No: 20020683

The aim of this study is to investigate the association between suicide attempts & the predictive factors previously described in the literature. Suicide attempts are highly prevalent in bipolar patients & are related to drug abuse, family history of affective disorders, & severe depressive episodes. This study suggests that the risk of suicide in patients with an early age at onset could reflect other variables such as drug abuse, a history of hospital admissions for depression, or family history. (32 refs)