Year: 2005 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.40, no.8, (August 2005), p.595-600 SIEC No: 20100987

This study identified predictors of suicide in a large community-based cohort of persons with long-term mental disorder. 12,247 cases were linked to the Swedish national inpatient register & the cause-of-death register. Predictors of suicide in 1997-2000 were determined by bivariate analysis & multiple logistic regression. Predictors included a history of inpatient psychiatric care, previous suicide attempt, substance abuse, & an unmet need for a contact person. Personality disorder, especially borderline personality disorder, was the strongest diagnostic predictor among those with a history of inpatient psychiatric care. (27 refs.) JA