Major depression and the risk of attempted suicide

Kevin M. Malone, Gretchen L. Haas, John A. Sweeney, J. John Mann

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Abstract

We examined the risk of attempted suicide in 100 inpatients during a major depressive episode. We hypothesized that patients who attempt suicide have a vulnerability for suicidal behavior independent of severity or duration of depression, manifested by suicide attempts early in the course of a depressive episode. The first 3 months after the onset of an MDE and the first 5 years after the lifetime onset of major depressive disorder represented the highest-risk period for attempted suicide, independent of the severity or duration of depression. Familial, genetic, early-life loss experiences and comorbid alcoholism may be causal factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-185
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 1995

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Attempted Suicide
Suicide
Depression
Major Depressive Disorder
Alcoholism
Inpatients

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Psychology(all)

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Malone, K. M., Haas, G. L., Sweeney, J. A., & Mann, J. J. (1995). Major depression and the risk of attempted suicide. Journal of Affective Disorders, 34(3), 173-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-0327(95)00015-F

Major depression and the risk of attempted suicide. / Malone, Kevin M.; Haas, Gretchen L.; Sweeney, John A.; Mann, J. John.

In: Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. 34, No. 3, 08.06.1995, p. 173-185.

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Malone, KM, Haas, GL, Sweeney, JA & Mann, JJ 1995, 'Major depression and the risk of attempted suicide', Journal of Affective Disorders, vol. 34, no. 3, pp. 173-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/0165-0327(95)00015-F
Malone, Kevin M. ; Haas, Gretchen L. ; Sweeney, John A. ; Mann, J. John. / Major depression and the risk of attempted suicide. In: Journal of Affective Disorders. 1995 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 173-185.
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