Rate of Suicide Attempt in the Course of Bipolar Disorder: an Unexpected Outcome in a Follow-up Study
Shabani A~~Eftekhar M~~~
The diagnosis of one subject (4.3%) changed after 3 months of evaluation. Therefore, the data of 22 subjects was reported. Participants included 11 males and 11 females patients aged 19.6 – 59 (m=28.4±10.4). Most of them were single and had not yet finished high school education. Subjects did not hold any history of medical conditions. Four subjects used nicotine, one had a history of alcohol abuse, one indicated recent cannabis intoxication and two subjects (9.1%) suffered from concomitant anxiety disorders. Recurrence of a mood episode occurred in 9 (40.9%) subjects.