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Suicide and bipolar disorder.

Abstract

Suicide, which is both a stereotypic yet highly individualized act, is a common endpoint for many patients with severe psychiatric illness. The mood disorders (depression and bipolar manic-depression) are by far the most common psychiatric conditions associated with suicide. At least 25% to 50% of patients with bipolar disorder also attempt suicide at least once. With the exception of lithium--which is the most demonstrably effective treatment against suicide-remarkably little is known about specific contributions of mood-altering treatments to minimizing mortality rates in persons with major mood disorders in general and bipolar depression in particular. Suicide is usually a manifestation of severe psychiatric distress that is often associated with a diagnosable and treatable form of depression or other mental illness. In a clinical setting, an assessment of suicidal risk must precede any attempt to treat psychiatric illness.

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    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.

    Source

    The Journal of clinical psychiatry 61 Suppl 9: 2000 pg 47-51

    MeSH

    Adolescent
    Adult
    Bipolar Disorder
    Female
    Humans
    Lithium
    Male
    Mental Disorders
    Mood Disorders
    Psychotherapy
    Psychotropic Drugs
    Risk Factors
    Severity of Illness Index
    Substance-Related Disorders
    Suicide
    United States

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    10826661

    Citation

    Jamison, K R.. "Suicide and Bipolar Disorder." The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, vol. 61 Suppl 9, 2000, pp. 47-51.
    Jamison KR. Suicide and bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2000;61 Suppl 9:47-51.
    Jamison, K. R. (2000). Suicide and bipolar disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 61 Suppl 9, pp. 47-51.
    Jamison KR. Suicide and Bipolar Disorder. J Clin Psychiatry. 2000;61 Suppl 9:47-51. PubMed PMID: 10826661.
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