Year: 1989 Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Neurological Sciences, v.239, (1989), p.109-112 SIEC No: 20021117

From a sample of 499 patients admitted to hospitals for suicide attempts, a subsample of 182 suicide attempters who described histories of illicit activities or who were diagnosed with DSM-II antisocial, drug or alcohol personality disorders were compared with another sample of 109 suicide attempters diagnosed as having depressive disorders. The former group of unsocialized attemtpters obtained similar depression inventory scores as the diagnosed depressive attempters. However, the index attempts were made with less suicidal intent than those of the diagnosed depressive patients, and they made more prior suicide attemtps than the diagnosed depressive patients. (14 refs)