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

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@article{fb51924f705340199a6200e668a7077d,
title = "Aspects on the suicidal career in severe depression. A comparison between attempts in suicides and controls.",
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 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.",
author = "Louise Br{\aa}dvik and Mats Berglund",
year = "2002",
doi = "10.1080/13811110214527",
language = "English",
volume = "6",
pages = "339--349",
journal = "Archives of Suicide Research",
issn = "1543-6136",
publisher = "Routledge",
number = "4",

}