Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.97, no.1-3, (January 2007), p.101-107 SIEC No: 20070193

The prevalence & risk factors for suicidal behaviour during different phases of bipolar disorder were studied among 191 Finnish patients. There were marked differences between phases regarding suicide attempts & level of suicide ideation. Hopelessness predicted suicidal behaviour during the depressive phase, whereas a subjective rating of severity of depression & younger age predicted suicide attempts during mixed phases. (12 refs.)