Year: 2010 Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, v.45, no.5, (May 2010), p.513-521 SIEC No: 20100994

The determinants of suicidality (ideation & attempts) were assessed in a Dutch general population cohort with depressive spectrum disorders. Determinants for ideation & attempts were also compared. In a cohort of 586 persons with a depressive spectrum disorder, 97 reported suicide ideation & 19 suicide attempts in a period of 2 years. In a multivariate model, male gender, longer duration of depression, anhedonia, feeling worthless, comorbid anxiety, previous suicide ideation, & use of professional care were significantly related to suicidality. Determinants of suicide ideation differed from determinants of suicide attempts. (39 refs.) JA