Year: 2002 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vo.63, no.5, (May 2002), p.403-407 SIEC No: 20040056

This article describes the characteristics of opiate dependent patients who attempt suicide. Significantly more opiate dependent patients who had attempted suicide were female & unemployed. Patients who had attempted suicide reported significantly more family history of suicide & more childhood trauma; scored significantly higher for introversion, hostility, & neuroticism; & had experienced significantly more comorbidity with lifetime cocaine & alcohol dependence, major depressive disorder, & current physical disorder. (35 refs)