Suicide Attempts Common Among Inpatients With BD.

MedWire (9/25) reports that “the prevalence of attempted suicide is high among inpatients with bipolar disorder (BD), with nearly half of patients having attempted to take their own lives at least once,” according to a study published online Sept. 21 in the journal Bipolar Disorders. “In a study of 206 BD patients (54% women), aged a mean of 42 years, who were admitted to hospital with mania, a mixed episode, or depression between 2002 and 2009, the team found that 45.1% had a lifetime history of suicide attempts.”

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— “Suicide attempts common in bipolar disorder inpatients, “Mark Cowen, MedWire News, September 25, 2012.

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