Bipolar Suicide Characteristics Identified.

Medwire (9/19, Piper) reports that, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, “researchers have identified clinical and psychologic characteristics that could help predict the risk for suicide in patients with bipolar disorder [BD].” The study of 3,083 patients with BD revealed that “a positive history of suicide attempt was the strongest predictor of a future suicidal event, increasing the risk 2.6-fold.” In addition, “having a score above 36 on the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire and spending a high percentage of days depressed in the preceding year…increased the risk for future suicide events 1.96-fold and 1.01-fold, respectively.”

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— “Bipolar suicide characteristics found, “Lucy Piper, Medwire News, September 19, 2013.

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