Year: 2003 Source: European Psychiatry, v.18, no.1, (February 2003), p.23-27 SIEC No: 20040280

This study examined whether women with a history of violent suicide attempts have lower serum cholesterol concentrations than those who attempted suicide by non-violent methods. Using the Scheffe test, a significant difference was revealed between a group of violent & non-violent suicide attempters & between the violent suicide attempters & a control group. Patients with a violent suicide attempt had significantly lower cholesterol levels than patients with non-violent attempts & the control subjects. (40 refs)