Friday, August 10, 2007

Suicide in Bipolar Patients Tied to Being Male and Anxious

This retrospective study found a rate of suicide among bipolar patients of 1 in a 1000 person-years, and a rate of suicide attempts of 5 in a 1000. In terms of legal foreseeability, those chances are in the lottery ticket correct number selection range. Suicide attempts rates increased with substance abuse, decreased with age. Suicide increased with male sex, and anxiety co-morbidity.

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