Review: Alcohol, Substance Use May Double Suicide Risk In BD

Medwire (6/12, Cowen) reports that according to a review published online June 7 in the Journal of Affective Disorders, “patients with bipolar disorder [BD] and comorbid alcohol and substance use disorders are twice as likely to attempt suicide as those without such comorbidity.” Researchers arrived at that conclusion after having “reviewed data from 29 studies comprising 31,294 individuals with bipolar disorder, 6308 (20.1%) of whom had attempted suicide.”

Related Links:

— “Alcohol, substance abuse doubles suicide risk in bipolar disorder,” Lauren Cowen, Medwire, June 12, 2014.

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