Year: 1972 Source: Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1972. p.63-73 SIEC No: 20021155

For the purpose of systematically analysing the widely accepted clinical impression that a close connection exists between depression, anxiety, and suicidal tendencies, the authors studied specific variables in 364 patients admitted to the University Psychiatric Clinic in Basle to receive treatment for depression. The statistical analysis covered the following variables: sex and age, main nosological diagnosis and syndromal classification, attempts at suicide and presence of suicidal thoughts, and anxiety and sleep disturbances. The findings support close correlations between suicidal tendencies, depression, and anxiety. (36 refs)