Year: 1980 Source: Psychiatria Fennica Supplement, (1980), p.269-275 SIEC No: 20030295

This article analyzed the relationship between clinical disorders (such as major depressive disorder & alcoholism) & suicidality. 4,125 patients admitted to a mid-Western American psychiatric inmpatient hospital unit were scrutinized. 608 had suicidal thoughts & 208 had suicidal plans. Primary psychiatric depression was found only in older suicide attempters. Intent & lethality of suicidal behavior fluctuated with age. Previous research regarding these relationships are discussed. (34 refs) (SC)