General Predisposition To Mental Illness, Not Any Specific Condition, May Be Major Risk Factor For Suicide Attempts

MedPage Today (5/20, Smith) reports, “A general predisposition to mental illness, rather than any specific condition, is the major risk factor for suicide attempts,” according to research presented at the American Psychiatric Association’s annual meeting and published May 18 in Molecular Psychiatry. During a follow-up period lasting three years, “mental disorders were linked to the risk of suicide attempts” in an “analysis of the first two waves (in 2001-2002 and 2004-2005) of the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions, a nationally representative face-to-face survey of the US adult population.”

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— “Suicide Attempts Linked to General Mental Illness,” Michael Smith, MedPage Today, May 19, 2015.

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