Communication of suicidal intent and suicide in unipolar depression. A forty year follow-up

Richard C. Fowler, Ming T. Tsuang, Ziad Kronfol

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Two hundred and 25 unipolar depressives hospitalized during the 1930's were classified on the basis of documented communication of suicidal intent. A long term follow-up revealed 15 of the former patients had died by suicide. Communicated suicidal intent was documented in the index hospital record of all 15. The presence of communicated intent may distinguish a group of unipolar depressives at risk for suicide from those not at risk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-225
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Affective Disorders
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1979


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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