Suicidal behavior in patients with current or past panic disorder: Five years of prospective data from the Harvard/Brown Anxiety Research Program
Journal/Book: Amer J Psychiat. 2000; 157: 1400 K St N W, Ste 1101, Washington, DC 20005, USA. Amer Psychiatric Press, Inc. 1876-1878.
Abstract: Objective: The authors' goals were to examine predictors of suicidal behavior and provide guidelines for assessing suicide risk in patients with panic disorder. Method: Four hundred ninety-eight patients with panic disorder were followed for 5 years. Survival analysis was used to examine variables correlated with prospectively observed suicidal behavior. Results: Subjects had a 0.06 probability of suicidal behavior during follow-up. Affective disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, personality disorders, and being female were risk factors. Two subjects were suicidal in the absence of risk factors; both developed depression during follow-up. Conclusions: Panic disorder is not associated with suicidal behavior in the absence of other risk factors.
Note: Article Warshaw MG, ISIMAV, MAVERIC, Dept Vet Affairs Boston Healthcare Syst, 150 S Huntington Ave, Boston,MA 02130 USA
Keyword(s): RELIABILITY; IDEATION; QUALITY; LIFE