Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.97, no.1-3, (January 2007), p.91-99 SIEC No: 20070194

A range of anxiety symptoms were examined in 98 patients with bipolar disorder. It was predicted each anxiety dimension would be linked to greater suicide ideation & behaviour, greater depressive rumination, & poorer emotional processing & expression. Each anxiety dimension except fear of negative evaluation was associated with a greater score on suicide ideation, greater rumination, & lower levels of emotional processing. Emotional processing emerged as protective against suicide ideation & behaviours in men only. Emotional expression was a significant predictor of lower scores for suicide ideation for women & for the full sample. (45 refs.)