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Attempted suicide related posttraumatic stress disorder in depression - an exploratory study

  title={Attempted suicide related posttraumatic stress disorder in depression - an exploratory study},
  author={Birgit Bill and Lina Ipsch and Susanne Lucae and Hildegard Pfister and Markos Maragkos and Marcus Ising and Thomas Bronisch},
Studies evaluating stress hormone regulation after a suicide attempt reported an endocrine pattern similar to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These findings led to the assumption that an attempted suicide may trigger the development of PTSD-like symptoms. To test this hypothesis, we retrospectively evaluated the incidence of PTSD in response to an attempted suicide in depressed patients participating in the Munich Antidepressant Response Signature (MARS) project. 30 patients with a… 
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