Year: 2004 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.34, no.2, (Summer 2004), p.172-176 SIEC No: 20040659

In this study, the authors assessed trait impulsivity & hostility among 52 DSM-IV bipolar subjects with & without histories of suicide attempts. Impulsivity & hostility were correlated among attempters, but not non-attempters. Attempters had significantly higher levels of overall hostility, more extensive subcomponents of hostility, & a trend toward higher overall impulsivity. Associations between lifetime suicide attempts & overall hostility were significant. The implications of these findings are discussed. (11 refs)