Year: 2007 Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria, v.29, no.1, (March 2007), p.35-38 SIEC No: 20070469

This study assessed the association between suicide attempts & the use of multiple drugs in patients with bipolar disorder. 169 outpatients in the Bipolar Disorders Program in Porto Alegre, Brazil were included. Approximately half of all patients presented a history of suicide attempt; 84% were using more than one medication, & 19% were using more than 3 drugs. The number of suicide attempts was found to be associated with the use of multiple drugs. (17 refs.)