Year: 2010 Source: Clinical Epidemiology, v.2, (March 2010), p.23-28 SIEC No: 20100308

This study is a population-based case control study examining the association between adjustment disorder & completed suicide among Danish people, aged 15-90 years. All suicides in Denmark from 1994-2006 were included, resulting in 9,612 cases. For each case, up to 30 controls were matched, yielding 199,306 controls. Adjustment disorder diagnosis was found in 7.6% of suicide cases & 0.52% of controls. Conditional logistic regression analyses revealed that those diagnosed with adjustment disorder had 12 times the rate of suicide as those without an adjustment disorder diagnosis, after controlling for history of depression diagnosis, marital status, income, & the matched factors. 917 refs.)