Diagnosis, Traits, States, and Comorbidity in Suicide Article Book uri icon


  • Suicide occurs in the presence of any psychiatric diagnosis, but studies repeatedly show that suicide is most common in the mood disorders, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder [4]. Many other disorders have elevated rates of suicide, such as mixed drug abuse, alcohol and opioid abuse, eating disorders, schizophrenia and personality disorders, and even acute stress disorders [4,5]. It may be that suicide is related to the occurrence of mood depression, severe anxiety, and increased trait impulsivity that occur in the course of the entire range of psychiatric disorders [6]. The increased risk of suicide has particularly been emphasized in bipolar disorder [7]. More recently, the role of early child abuse in suicide has been recognized as a factor in elevated suicide risk [8]. Child abuse has been considered to be associated with both early onset mood disorders and the trait of impulsivity [8].Copyright © 2012 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

publication date

  • January 1, 2012