Year: 2007 Source: The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, v.52, no.11, (November 2007), p.744-748 SIEC No: 20080023

To determine whether, and to what extent, those who reported suicidal ideation and (or) attempts in the previous year, without meeting the criteria for major depressive episode (MDE), might still have experienced subthreshold depression. A fraction of those who reported suicidality in the previous year met the criteria for MDE during that time; however, subthreshold depression might be common in the suicidal population. Future epidemiologic research in the areas of suicidality and depression will benefit from a comprehensive assessment of subthreshold depression