Year: 2010 Source: Yonsei Medical Journal, v.51, no.5, (September 1, 2010), p.641-647 SIEC No: 20100607

Medical records of 570 Korean patients with bipolar disorder were retrospectively reviewed to detect significant clinical characteristics associated with suicide attempts. Demographic characteristics & clinical features between patients with & without bipolar disorder were compared using an analysis of covariance & chi-square tests. Logistic regression was performed to evaluate significant risk factors associated with suicide attempts. The prevalence of suicide attempt was 13.1%. The presence of a depressive first episode was significantly different between attempters & nonattempters. Logistic regression revealed depressive first episodes & bipolar II disorder were significantly associated with suicide attempts in those patients. (38 refs.) JA