Year: 2007 Source: Journal of Affective Disorders, v.97, no.1-3, (January 2007), p.77-84 SIEC No: 20070195

Baseline data from the STAR*D trial on outpatients with major depressive disorder treated in primary & specialty care settings were used to model significant demographic & clinical correlates of suicide attempters status. Altogether, 16.5% of 667 participants reported prior suicide attempts. Controlling for age, gender, & depressive symptom severity, previous attempters had more current general medical conditions, more current alcohol/substance abuse, & more work hours missed in the past week than nonattempters. Previous attempters also reported more current suicide ideation than nonattempters. (47 refs.)