Year: 2003 Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, v.37, no.3, (2003), p.286-293 SIEC No: 20070360

This study explored differences between a clinical sample of deliberate self-poisoning patients & a community sample who reported previous attempted suicide & examines correlates of suicidal behaviour in these groups compared with a community control group with no suicidal behaviour. The adjusted odds ratio for deliberate self-poisoning were female gender, anxiety, affective, or substance-use disorder, & greater mental health related disability. For attempted suicide, the results were anxiety or substance-use disorder & greater mental health disability. Results supported a continuum of risk factors across these groups. (48 refs.)