Saturday, May 3, 2008

Diagnosis of Young Suiciders

From J Affect Disord 105:221-228, 2008.

Depression has an odds ration of 48, disruptive disorders, 14, and substance abuse, 5.

This study supports the idea that completed suicide may only be prevented by ongoing treatment of the psychiatric diagnoses found in 95% of suiciders.

From J Affect Disord 105-25-33, 2008.

Prior attempts predicted future attempts. Many disorders were associated with suicidal ideas. Only three disorders predicted suicide plans.

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