Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, v.64, no.9, (September 2003), p.1125-1129 SIEC No: 20040558

This article discusses suicidal behavior in mood disorders. Major points highlighted include: suicide in bipolar disorder, pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder & its effect on suicide, & suicide in major depression. The author concludes that mortality in major affective disorders is greater than that in the general population for several reasons, including suicide, accidents, substance abuse, & medical illness. Risk factors associated with suicide are reviewed. (18 refs)