Year : 1992  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 298--310

Evaluation of Suicidal Risk in Depressives and Schizophrenics : A 2-Year Follow - Up Study


SC Gupta1, Harjeet Singh2, JK Trivedi1 
1 Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, ICG.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, ICG.'s Medical College, Lucknow, India

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S C Gupta
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, ICG.SQs Medical College, Lucknow
India

A very high prevalence of psychiatric morbidity among the persons attempting or committing suicide has been observed by several investigators (Barraclough et al, 1974; Beck et al, 1990; Drake et al, 1985). In a study of attempted suicide Morgan et al. (1975) reported neurotic depression in 52%, personality disorder in 29% functional psychosis in 12% and alcohol addiction in 10%. Silver et al. (1971) found 80% of the attempters having depressive features. Likewise, Barracloughf1974) found 93% of the suicide being mentally ill, depression accounting for 70%.


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Gupta S C, Singh H, Trivedi J K. Evaluation of Suicidal Risk in Depressives and Schizophrenics : A 2-Year Follow - Up Study.Indian J Psychiatry 1992;34:298-310


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