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Aspects on the suicidal career in severe depression. A comparison between attempts in suicides and controls.

Brådvik, Louise LU and Berglund, Mats LU (2002) In Archives of Suicide Research 6(4). p.339-349
Abstract
Suicide attempts in the long term course of illness were investigated in 89 suicides with a primary severe depression/melancholia and in matched controls. Multiaxial ratings at index admission between 1956 and 1969 enabled the selection of patients. These patients were tracked to January 1, 1984. A blind record evaluation was performed. Suicide attempts were more common among suicides than controls. General characteristics of attempts, such as severity, the use of a violent method, and repetition did not differentiate suicides from controls. Rather, there were differences in the pattern of suicide attempts. In suicides, only, re-attempts were related to number of episodes of mood disorder. Controls more often made re-attempts after a... (More)
Suicide attempts in the long term course of illness were investigated in 89 suicides with a primary severe depression/melancholia and in matched controls. Multiaxial ratings at index admission between 1956 and 1969 enabled the selection of patients. These patients were tracked to January 1, 1984. A blind record evaluation was performed. Suicide attempts were more common among suicides than controls. General characteristics of attempts, such as severity, the use of a violent method, and repetition did not differentiate suicides from controls. Rather, there were differences in the pattern of suicide attempts. In suicides, only, re-attempts were related to number of episodes of mood disorder. Controls more often made re-attempts after a stressful life event. Serious attempts occurred early in the course of suicide attempts in female suicides, in contrast to controls. There was a correlation between the occurrence of a suicide attempt and completed suicide among male unipolar patients and female bipolar patients. (Less)
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  author       = {Brådvik, Louise and Berglund, Mats},
  issn         = {1543-6136},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {339--349},
  publisher    = {Routledge},
  series       = {Archives of Suicide Research},
  title        = {Aspects on the suicidal career in severe depression. A comparison between attempts in suicides and controls.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13811110214527},
  volume       = {6},
  year         = {2002},
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