Year: 2002 Source: Archives of Suicide Research, v.6, no.4, (2002), p.339-349 SIEC No: 20040005

Suicide attempts in the long term course of illness were investigated in 89 suicides with a primary severe depression/melancholia & in matched controls. Suicide attempts were found to be more common among those who eventually completed suicide than among controls. As well, re-attempts among completers, only, were related to number of episodes of mood disorder. Controls more often made re-attempts after a stressful life event. Gender differences are also discussed. (39 refs)